Do you want to learn new skills, get out and meet people and make new friends? Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Thousands of people of all ages volunteer in Hampshire and the choice of opportunities is endless.
- You could be a driver, a shop assistant, a counsellor or befriender, working directly with people.
- You could help out behind the scenes or offer your IT, finance or admin skills to groups which desperately need this kind of expertise.
- You could be a trustee or school governor making board-level decisions or a fund-raiser persuading others to put their hands in their pockets.
- You could get out in the fresh air gardening, leading health walks, looking after animals or working on environmental projects.
Whatever your interests, there is a volunteering challenge for you
Talk to the experts who know all about the opportunities in your area. Click on the part of Hampshire where you live or select your area from the drop-down list to find a local volunteering contact.
Eastleigh - Volunteer Recognition Event end June. Cream tea at Mottisfont Abbey for One Community’s 160 volunteers.
Test Valley – Three day event and service at the Abbey 15th – 17th June.
East Hants - Mini Volunteer road-show, Volunteer Recognition Event 13th June. Some focus also around CSR volunteering.
Southampton - Volunteer Recognition Event – October. 7th June certificate presentation for volunteers.
Winchester – ‘One Big Table Event’ celebrating the cultural diversity of Winchester with some 30 voluntary organisations attending. 3rd June Winchester Cathedral and Green.
Hart – Held its Volunteer Recognition Event on 24th March 2012.
Rushmoor – ‘Rushmoor Voluntary Groups on Show’ working together with RVS local groups to ‘showcase’ their work at the Princes Mead Shopping Centre, Farnborough – 31st May - 1st June. 7th June celebration lunch in partnership with Rushmoor Borough Council for long serving volunteers (10 years plus) with a special ‘Diamond Volunteer’ award for longest serving volunteer.
Gosport – 31st May, Diamond Volunteer Award Ceremony. Zurich Community Trust Challenge will fund a Coronation Tea.
Fareham: – Held a very successful Volunteer Recognition Event on 17th April including Diamond Volunteering Awards for two local people who have volunteered for 60 years. Stall at “Have a Field Day” on 4th June at Bath Lane Recreation Ground. Activity linked to Olympic Torch relay on 15th July tbc.
Basingstoke: 7th June Volunteer Awareness Day at Castle Square Mall
Portsmouth:: 6th June, Volunteer Celebration event in Arundel Street
East Hants: mini roadshow is on 27th June Alton 9-10.30 and Liss 11-12.30