Interested in volunteering but not sure where to start? The Forth Valley Student Association have organised a series of events at the Alloa, Falkirk and Stirling Campuses this week.
Volunteering offers a wide range of benefits for both individuals and the wider community.
You can learn new skills, meet new friends and feel good that you’re doing something to help others. Volunteering is also looked on favourably by employers and could help you clinch that job you’re after some time in the future.
Your time and efforts will also be invaluable to the organisation or people you choose to help and can make all the difference to the lives or others.
So what types of opportunities are out there? Pop along to the event to speak to a wide range of organisations and see what they have to offer.
Event details as follows:
- Falkirk – Tuesday 24 November
- Alloa – Wednesday 25 November
- Stirling – Thursday 26 November
In the meantime, here are some examples of volunteering opportunities that you might want to consider:
- Pop into your local charity shop and see if they need any assistance
- Offer to pop to the shops or walk the dog for your elderly neighbours
- Get involved in fundraising activities for a local charity
- Groups such as the cubs, scouts, brownies or guides are always looking for extra support
- Animal shelters are often looking for volunteers to help out
- LGBT Youth Scotland are currently looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers to support its groups in Falkirk – click here for more information.