Volunteering can have a real impact on your own life as well as the lives of others. It can help you to:
- Develop or gain new skills
- Share existing skills with others
- Increase your confidence
- Enhance your CV
- Improve your employment prospects
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Make a real difference to the local community
We can also provide free training courses to our volunteers, including courses in Volunteer Management.
How to become a volunteer
Volunteering underpins everything we do at PCDT. We work with local organisations to find out what volunteering opportunities are available. We also develop our own projects in response to local needs. So if you want to make a difference to your own life as well as others’ here’s how you go about it:
Or you can visit www.do-it.org where we advertise all our current volunteering opportunities. We receive notification of your interest and will contact you as soon as possible.
The Volunteer Charter
- Volunteers should be recruited to perform tasks that match their original motivation to volunteer. They should not be referred to an agency simply because they want to volunteer.
- Volunteers should not be used to cover roles that are traditionally paid.
- Volunteers should be referred to organisations only where staff agree to the arrangement and welcome volunteers
- Voluntary activity should be distinct from paid employment; it should complement paid work
- Volunteers should be dealt with promptly and cheerfully
- Volunteers should be reimbursed for all out-of-pocket expenses