Volunteering is a great way to become involved in your community. At the same time, it can provide you with opportunities to meet people, to learn new skills, or use the ones you already have. You might just want to try something new.
The great advantage for potential volunteers is the ability to utilise the knowledge GDVRS has of the organisations, the many opportunities available to volunteers, and an understanding of the nature of the tasks available. GDVRS offers general and specific training for all volunteers which can be of great advantage to you if you decide to volunteer in one of our smaller organisations that may not have the resources to offer training.
When you wish to register as a volunteer you will be interviewed and efforts will be made to ensure that a correct 'match' is made. We will endeavour to answer any questions which you might have and details about the commitment expected for an individual task will be explained.
The opportunities through voluntary work are many and varied. Not-for-profit organisations include volunteers in roles related to arts, culture, education, environment, health, emergency services, sport and international development. Volunteers might be involved in research, retail sales, home maintenance or food preparation. Volunteers can be any age or nationality and are invited to discover the number of opportunities available to them. With over 750 volunteer opportunities listed for non-profit organisations at any one time, GDVRS is a wonderful resource for the local community.