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Want to volunteer?

Volunteers are vital to the running of many community groups and charities and there are a variety of ways in which you can get involved. Whether you have a little time to spare or a lot, there is a role to suit.

Have you thought about volunteering, but haven’t quite taken the leap yet?

Rest assured that there are volunteering roles that cover a wide array of activities. You can choose a role that fits in with your lifestyle, that appeals to you and only commit to hours that you want to do.

The Maldon and District Volunteer Centre can help you to find out more about volunteering in the local area. We have a database of over 100 volunteering opportunities in a range of fields to suit people with different interests, motivations, and availability. We can provide information and support to anyone thinking about volunteering locally.

Don’t know where to start? Our one-to-one support can help you to think about what you might like to do and to identify activities or volunteering roles that are right for you. We can help with supported visits, filling out forms and talking about any anxieties you may have.

What kind of things could you do?

As a volunteer you could:

  • Offer Telephone Befriending
  • Mentor a child in care
  • Get your hands dirty helping out with a local environmental project/conservation scheme
  • Be a social car driver or minibus driver to help disabled and elderly people get out and about
  • Help out at a local group
  • Help a charity with its management and finances as a Trustee
  • Help out at a museum or heritage site

…and much more!

To discuss volunteering roles, contact the Volunteer Centre on 01621 851891 or email

Benefits of Volunteering

There are many benefits to volunteering and people volunteer for a variety of reasons. Whatever a person’s motivation is for volunteering, engaging in volunteer work can be very rewarding and satisfying.

Volunteering Can Unite You with Likeminded People

  • Make new friends
  • Increase social skills
  • Make a difference
  • Feel part of community

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and make friends, do something that you enjoy and meet people with similar common interests. Have you ever wanted to feel part of your local community and do something to make a difference to peoples lives within your neighbourhood? Volunteering can help you achieve this and can strength your ties within the community. It also helps you see the impact that you can have on the lives of local people.

Volunteering can Improve Your Mental and Physical Well-Being

  • Help counteract effects of stress and anxiety
  • Combats depression/boredom/isolation
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Helps to stay physically healthy

Volunteering helps to keep your mind active. Going out and doing something, helping and working with others can bring a sense of accomplishment, which in turn can help to make you feel better about yourself which can relieve stress and anxiety. Meeting with other people on a regular basis can help to improve your self-confidence as well alleviate the feeling of isolation. Getting out and about helps to keep you physically healthy and active.

Volunteering can help improve your job prospects

  • Teaching valuable job skills
  • Gaining career experience
  • Enhancing cv

Volunteering is a great way to learn and develop new skills and to try something different. Whether you’re looking for your first job, going back to work after a career break, been made redundant or wanting to try something new, volunteering can give valuable work experience which will look great on your cv.

Volunteering can bring you fun and fulfilment

  • Help environment/commitment to cause
  • Help others less fortunate
  • Give something back
  • Makes you happy
  • Provides sense of purpose

You can choose what role you want to volunteer for, therefore you can do something that appeals to you, that you feel passionate about. Doing something that you like makes you feel happy and gives you a sense of purpose – helping others is a rewarding experience and provides enjoyment and fulfilment.

Search for volunteering opportunities

Find out what roles you can volunteer for today!