Where you can in the UK make a difference as a volunteer./feed/

A helping hand via dollarphotoclub
A helping hand via dollarphotoclub

A recent  post on the60life introduced the benefits of volunteering. Following that theme, it is volunteers’ week in the UK. From 1st June until 12th June, the work of the many thousands of people who give freely of their time in the service of others in the community,througout the year, is being celebrated.Perhaps you may wish to join in as a volunteer but are not sure how.The following may give you an idea and some inspiration :

What makes some people more likely to volunteer than others? – The Guardian


“What makes some people more likely to volunteer than others? While the benefits of volunteering are well known – making a difference, giving back to the community, and developing new skills, for example – there is less clarity …”Read more

The Catholic charity inspiring people to find a new direction and help others – Catholic Herald Online (blog)


Catholic Herald Online (blog)The Catholic charity inspiring people to find a new direction and help othersCatholic Herald Online (blog)… providing friendship and support to people experiencing poverty, isolation and loneliness. To volunteer with an … Read more …

The man who saved his own life through volunteering – Catholic Herald Online (blog)


“Catholic Herald Online (blog)The man who saved his own life through volunteeringCatholic Herald Online (blog)Volunteers like Nick as well as many other volunteers of the SVP find meaning in their daily lives by helping others. To volunteer with an SV …”Read more …

www.volunteersweek.org 2016 logo
2016 logo

Local volunteers receive recognition – Newtown Abbey Times


“Newtown Abbey TimesLocal volunteers receive recognitionNewtown Abbey Times… to volunteer for the Stroke Association, please contact the Northern Ireland office on 028 9050 8020 or by emailing ni@stroke.org.uk. You can also find out more information …”Read more …

Volunteer groups recognised by the Queen – The Argus


“The ArgusVolunteer groups recognised by the QueenThe ArgusA HOSPICE group and a conservation organisation are among those who have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. …”Read more …

Here are some more useful websites  about volunteering:

Easy way to join in here.
Here you can view opportunities and register for a volunteer programme of your choice.
And finally some inspiration from abroad:

Bedridden senior continues to volunteer – Sidney Daily News (subscription)


” Sidney Daily News (subscription)Bedridden senior continues to volunteerSidney Daily News (subscription)LEXINGTON, S.C. — When Pat Hoover, 94, left Sidney earlier this year to move to her daughter’s house in Lexington, South Carolina, it had been some …” Read more …

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Do you have time to spare? Do you think volunteering is a good thing?

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