People choose to volunteer for many reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.

Here are a few quotes – do you identify with any of them?

“I want to create something. The community needs something, and I don’t want to moan, but be involved”

“There is little for children to do around here, I can’t just leave things to other people”

“I like doing something I’m interested in, a bit challenging”

“I work in lousy jobs… This doesn’t feel like work to me… the nice thing about volunteering is to do so in something you enjoy.”

Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find volunteering both challenging and rewarding.

The local church is a place where you might wish to volunteer, but it will also be a link into wider volunteering opportunities within the local community. As a volunteer with a local church, whether you share the Christian faith or not, you will have many opportunities.

Click here to find the contact details for your local church.