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What is volunteering?

Volunteering is when you choose to give your time to help others, either in your local community or elsewhere.

It can take lots of different forms – formal or informal, individual or in groups, indoors or outdoors.

Volunteers contribute a wide range of skills such as administration, IT, care for children/elderly people, accountancy, gardening and sports.

Volunteers don’t get paid, instead they get the satisfaction of helping others, a chance to make new friends and an opportunity to develop new skills.

Where could I volunteer?

Do you have a learning disability? Are you interested in volunteering, or know someone who might be? If so, Mencap has lots of exciting opportunities to try something new, learn new skills and make friends. You can also read about those on the external link on the right as well as an easy read guide.

Where can I find out more?

vInspired is a charity which supports young people aged 14 – 25 find volunteering opportunities within their local area. For more information visit the vInspired website on the right  

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