Volunteering can be very rewarding
- Knowing that you have given your time to do something useful
- Improving the quality of life for someone, or
- Contributing to your local community
All ages can take part
It's a very satisfying experience and can contribute towards building self esteem and self worth. It is also valued by employers and education/training organisations, and is an opportunity to make new friends and meet new people too.
Support for Lancaster District Community Groups
To find out what support is available for community groups please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighbourliness is also a type of volunteering
You can play a greater role in your community by:
What could you help with, lend or give away in your neighbourhood?
Street Bank is a way of letting people in your area know about items or skills that you are happy to share eg books, DVDs, fancy dress, furniture, gardening tools, skills - gardening, languages etc. You could also use this to promote your local events eg a street party.
It is easy to join, all you need to do is sign up with your postcode and add something that you would be prepared to help with, lend or give away. You will then receive a weekly newsletter to let you know what is available in your area.