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Your Volunteering Checklist - What Do You Want To Do?

The information and checklist below will give you an indication as to some of the opportunities that we hold in the areas that are of particular interest to you.

If you still any assistance in taking your volunteering interest further, then please contact the Volunteer Centre to discuss your own needs and requirements. Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

 

Before you start in volunteering, please consider the following four steps:

Step One

 

Try to think about where your interests lie and what kind of volunteering you want to do - there is a huge choice of opportunities for volunteering.

To help you in this, you may wish to look at the questions below. Also, look through any websites/address supplied. They may help you decide what areas you would like to get involved in.

Step Two

If you need to contact a Volunteer Co-ordinator, let him/her know what you are interested in. We have good contacts with many organisations which may have opportunities of interest to you.

Step Three

Once you have decided which opportunities interest you, the Volunteer Centre will provide you with contact details for you to use.

Step Four

This may be your first step into volunteering and we hope it will be a positive experience. If you have any further questions the Volunteer Centre will be happy to answer these.

What Do You Want To Do ?

The questions/lpointers below are designed to help you to consider which areas of volunteering interest you and what time you have available. It is not essential that you answer them but it would be helpful and may save time if you do look at them before visiting the Volunteering Opportunities database .

1. How much time do you have available for volunteering? (e.g. 1 - 2 hours a week; weekdays; evenings; weekends; shifts; flexible)
2. Are you available during school holidays?
3. What types of groups would you like to volunteer with? e.g.  
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Womens’ Groups
  • Conservation
  • Mental Health
  • Young People
  • Sports
  • Children
  • Physical Disability
  • Families
  • Older People
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Homeless
  • Any others?
 
4. Do YOU have any particular skills/interests you would like to use? e.g.
  • Administration
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Childcare
  • DIY/Practical  
  • Sports/Fitness
  • Coaching  
  • Counselling
  • Sewing/Knitting
  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Shop work
  • Computing
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Music
  • Driving    
  • Any others?
5. What types of volunteering might interest you?
  • Shop work
  • Befriending
  • Advice/Info.  
  • Arts
  • Residential  
  • Admin/Office
  • Computing
  • Seasonal
  • Environmental
  • Fundraising
  • Counseling
  • Practical
  • Driving
  • Tutoring
  • Youth Work
  • Play Work
  • Sports
  • Any others?
  • Caring
6. What would you like to gain most from volunteering?
  • Meet new people  
  • Use my spare time well
  • Learn new skills
  • Help me into work/education
  • Increase my confidence
  • Improve my health

 

 You are now ready to search for volunteering opportunities! CLICK HERE TO SEARCH the latest Hot Volunteer Opportunities or to search the full range of volunteering opportunities in Aberdeen, please CLICK HERE  !

 

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