Volunteering

The Essential Guide

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The world of volunteering has undergone a huge transformation over the past 50 years. With over 170,000 general charities currently registered in the UK, there are more opportunities than ever before to get involved. The combined impact of global economic uncertainty and an ageing population here in the UK mean that volunteering is likely to be considered by many who would previously never have contemplated it. But where do you start? Whether you are still in education, retired, out of work, living with a disability or long term condition, or simply wish to put something back into society and aren’t sure where to begin - this essential guide can help you find an opportunity to fit in with your life. Volunteering might just turn out to be the best thing you’ve ever done! Author: Leonie Martin


Chapter Headings 

What is Volunteering?

Why Volunteer?

Where do I Start?

Types of Voluntary Role
Seraching for a Voluntary Role

Making Your Application

What Else do I Need to Know
Health and Social Care – Volunteer Experiences

Other Volunteer Experiences
Help List

References

Bibliography

Author Bio 

Leonie Martin has volunteered for several organisations over the past twenty years including Victim Support, the Youth Offending Service, the NHS and the Multiple Sclerosis Society and each of her voluntary roles have been linked in some way to experiences in her own life. She hopes this book will encourage many others to explore the benefits of volunteering.
Leonie is a published author and speaker. Her first book, Multiple Sclerosis – The Essential Guide (Need2Know, 2010) continues to receive positive critique. She has also had articles, short stories and poetry published in local and national media. She lives in Derbyshire with her husband and their two teenagers and combines her love of writing with the daily challenges of her own MS symptoms. She can be contacted through her website www.leoniemartin.co.uk 

Customer Reviews...

Jo McLeish - Homestart -
Volunteering: The Essential Guide is an easy-to-read and informative guide to volunteering. It sets its readers off on the right path to finding out exactly what volunteering involves. Importantly the book gives potential volunteers ideas, information and hopefully inspiration to get in touch with one of the many charities that are featured. There is a charity out there for every volunteer, and this guide helps to highlight a whole range of opportunities for people interested in ‘giving something back’.

2013-06-27



Ray Churcher -
This is an excellent read for people who have spare time as a result of retirement, unemployment or as a change of lifestyle. The author brings out the many opportunities for volunteering whether for enjoyment, skills development or a step towards achieving sometyhing else in life. An easy read with many case studies and a real 'eye opener' regarding the wide range of volunteering opportunities available.

2013-06-27



RayC (via Amazon) -
Volunteering: The Essential GuideThis is an excellent read for people who have spare time as a result of retirement, unemployment or as a change of lifestyle. the author brings out the many opportunities for volunteering whether for enjoyment, skills development or a step towards achieving sometyhing else in life. An easy read with many case studies and a real 'eye opener' regarding the wide range of volunteering opportunities available.

2013-07-24



Mrs Pauline J Cooper (via Amazon) -
This book made an informative read and had helpful information to support my project. It was posted in good time and was in good condition

2013-07-24



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