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Volunteering

Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you. Giving some of your time to help others can be empowering.

During Covid many individuals stepped up and volunteered in a vast array of activities to help others.

There are many ways to get involved and plenty of organisations that can help you find a role or opportunity that fits your needs and meets your ambitions, whether you just want to give something back or are looking for experience and different opportunities to help you perhaps change your career or employment focus.


So how do you go about finding the right volunteering role for you?

Join one of our workshops to help you think about if volunteering is for you.

The workshops will help you to:

  • Identify your current skills and interests

  • Explore your interests and reasons why volunteering is a possible option

  • Guide you to where to find potential volunteering opportunities

We run workshops roughly every month.

Click Here to enrol on our next volunteering workshop.


Opportunities

  • Goodgym are a community of people who get fit by doing good. They run, walk, and cycle to help local community organisations and isolated older people by doing practical tasks.

  • Luton Foodbank provides free, nutritionally balanced, and culturally appropriate food to people in hardship or distress and signpost information to local advice and information services.

  • Brown Books is a community bookshop in High Town, Luton and is a key project being delivered by Luton Literature CIC. The shop sells a mix of second-hand (pre-loved) and new books, as well as being a hub for literary events and activities.

  • Flying Start recognises the importance of the very early years of life in making that real difference, giving every child the best start in life and tackling inequalities.

  • Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service have various roles are available to volunteer within to help make a difference to your local community.

  • Community Voluntary Service - Use the Simply Connect Opportunity Search to browse for available vacancies in Bedfordshire.

  • Noah is a Luton-based charity working across Bedfordshire offering hope and support to people struggling against homelessness and exclusion. 

  • Groundwork help grow and cook fresh produce which will be shared and distributed to those in need in Luton.

  • Youthscape has worked with young people for over 25 years, and we remain passionate as ever about seeing transformation in the lives of young people of all backgrounds within our schools, churches and local community.

  • Keech Hospice Care have many different volunteer roles available and they regularly develop new roles depending on the needs of our community, patients, their loved ones and the teams that support them.

  • Stepping Stones are dedicated to empowering women who have suffered domestic abuse or are vulnerable due to substance misuse by providing hope and the skills and resources to make positive life choices.

  • Age Concern are Luton’s largest charity working with older people and has been helping older people and their carers get the services they need, make their voices heard and make a contribution to their communities for 20 years.

  • Citizen's Advice - We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. At Citizens Advice we believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice. 

Please note this list is not exhaustive and there are plenty more opportunities to volunteer in your local area!


Volunteers' Week 2024

3rd June – 9th June, we celebrated Volunteers' Week 2024! By volunteering, you can learn new skills, improve your mental health and wellbeing and gain valuable work experience! We invited guests in to speak to our learners about volunteering opportunities in our local area!
 
 

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