Volunteering can help you learn new skills, meet new people, gain confidence, build relationships and make a difference.
It can provide a sense a self-worth and pride and help you to feel integral to your community.
It can help those you may otherwise be isolated to mix with others and for people from different backgrounds to meet and get to know each other.
It can increase your circle of friends and improve your mood and well-being.
Skills and knowledge you acquire can help you move towards paid employment.
Biddulph Town Council, in co-operation with Sharon Middling, a Biddulph Community Officer at Support Staffordshire, has introduced a ‘volunteering board’ – currently on display in Biddulph Town Hall’s foyer.
To add your group to the board, contact Sharon on 07715 481064 or email email@example.com, providing your name, contact details, information about your group and a brief volunteering role description.
Support Staffordshire is a nationally quality accredited volunteer centre service through the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Their service exists to promote and develop volunteering in and around our local area.
Their core aims are to raise awareness of the benefits of volunteering, recruit volunteers and promote best practice in volunteer management through training, development and support.
Their advisors can help you develop and advertise volunteering opportunities and answer any questions about working with volunteers.
Call 0300 777 1207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
They have a free online service called Simply Connect where you can sign up and then search and apply for volunteer roles.
More details can be found on Support Staffordshire’s website – www.supportstaffordshire.org.uk/volunteering.
We’ve listed some volunteering opportunities available in our area – many of these are also available via the link above.
If you wish for your group/opportunity to be added to this page, please contact us.
We’ve taken care to ensure the accuracy of this information; no responsibility can be accepted for errors or omissions.
If you feel some information is incorrect or details have changed, please let us know.
We hope you find it informative and useful.