Here at Little Lives UK, we pride ourselves on our volunteers and the work they do in our charity shops, warehouse and though this may surprise you, in our head office in Poole, Dorset.
How do you volunteer in a head office? We hear you ask.
Firstly, let’s talk about why you should get involved in volunteering and why it is both good for your community and for yourself as well.
Why should I volunteer?
With the huge efforts that come from volunteers and groups of volunteers, some of the human race’s greatest goals have been achieved. When people come together, they can achieve more than they can on their own.
One of the main reasons to volunteer is of course to help those who may not be as fortunate as yourself in their time of need.
Other top reasons to volunteer are:
- To learn new skills.
- To meet new people.
- To strengthen your community.
- To share your skills with others.
- To gain valuable experience that looks good to employers.
- To boost your self-esteem.
- To improve your mental health.
It has been found that volunteering can boost your self-esteem and help to improve your general mental health. By helping others, especially if you have the time to make a big impact for others, you can benefit from doing it. Not only are you helping someone else out but also yourself. The feeling of self-satisfaction, pride and the thought of doing something good is hard to beat!
You can use your skillset to help charities, organisations or individuals by doing what you do best. Even an hour of volunteering makes a difference to so many.
How can I help my community?
By volunteering in any way, you will be helping out your community or those within the community who are in need of help or support. With volunteering events, local organisation’s drives and volunteering opportunities, you can help bring your community together and make lasting connections and relationships within your community that could potentially help you in the future.
What kind of volunteering is there?
This is entirely dependent on what kind of organisation or charity you would like to work with.
With a wildlife conservation charity you may be able to find volunteering work directly with animals or within your local natural beauty spots by helping to build habitats for animals and birds. Or and just as important, you could use your skills with the behind-the-scenes work.
Volunteering with a sport charity can give you the opportunity to work hands on in taking sessions with people are being supported in whatever sport you are interested in or it could mean you help people with their mental health by introducing them to sport and a healthy lifestyle.
If you want to volunteer with a children’s charity, there are a number of things that you can get involved in. From helping directly with children by taking them on trips with an organisation, running a play group, helping at a hospital or care-home, or again, using your knowledge to help with other tasks such as PR management, content writing or posting content on social media.
There are roles in volunteering for most skillsets that require different people from different walks of life to help out. There will be something for you too!
Who should I volunteer with?
This again is entirely down to who or what you would like to help. There literally thousands of charities and organisations that offer volunteering opportunities in the UK. Through some simple searches or talking with people in your community you will be able to find volunteering opportunities with charities that support animals, children, natural habitats, the elderly, homeless people and your local community.
Volunteer with Little Lives UK
Here at Little Lives UK we are dedicated to supporting children around the UK who are living with disabilities or are from disadvantaged backgrounds with our campaigns. Without the work done by volunteers and interns, we would not be able to get half of the work done as we would like to.
With us, there are so many different ways to help children around the UK. From donating unwanted clothes, donating unwanted electronics or simply by volunteering with us in our charity shops in London or, volunteering with Little Lives UK at our head office in Poole, Dorset.
If you do want to work with us and use your skills at our head office on Poole, we have plenty of volunteer roles that will suit people from lots of different backgrounds who possess a range of skillsets.
Join our friendly team as either a volunteer or intern and help to promote, run and ensure that our charity reaches as many children and families around the UK as possible. We always have roles for those who want to use their skills in search engine optimisation, public relations, social media management and design.
Why volunteer with Little Lives UK?
We work hard to ensure that the work we do has the maximum benefit for children around the UK, whether this is by helping them with sourcing technology, become included with a sports team, with receiving free mental health support or helping them join a class or activity which will potentially keep them safe from harm outside of their homes.
Not only will you be helping children all around the UK with the support they need but you will also be furthering yourself where it comes to practising skills, meeting new people, trying something new and building up your CV.
If you would like to volunteer with us, please find all available volunteering opportunities at Little Lives UK head office and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.