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Daventry Volunteer Centre
DDWF Building
13 New Street
Tel: 01327 300614

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is open to everyone. (To view our equal opportunities policy click here)

Volunteering can offer you the chance to learn new skills, use your existing skills and expertise, develop new interests, meet people and become active in bringing about social change. The diverse nature of volunteering means everyone can get involved. You may be unemployed, retired, returning to work, or wanting to gain experience for your CV. Perhaps you would like to devote some of your spare time to helping others or to put something back into the community. Whatever your circumstances, volunteering is a fantastic way of building self confidence, developing your interpersonal skills and increasing your chances of employment.

We can help you get in touch with many types of community or voluntary organisations such as organisations that deal
with disability, campaigning groups, Black and Asian community groups, environmental organisations, lesbian, gay and bisexual organisations, counselling and advice organisations and local and national charities. The diversity of volunteering opportunities is enormous.

The stories below are all from Volunteers in the Daventry Area
Brian's Story - He has been working for many years as a volunteer.
Click here to read more about his experiences

Julie's Story - She has been working with Time2Talk since 1998.
Click here to read more about her experiences

Andy started as a volunteer and is now the manager!
Click here to read more about his experiences

Sarah has been volunteering for 5 years.
Click here to read more about her experiences

Colleen works as a volunteer for Age Concern at the Danetre Day Centre
Click here to read more about her experiences

Jayne had been out of work for sometime in 1999 when she first started volunteering.
Click here to read more about her experiences
Quotes from other Volunteers
  • "I have made more friends and my self confidence has built up. I have learnt new skills such as using a lawnmower and strimmer and have learnt how to polyfill! My painting has also improved and I really enjoy this work."
  • "Volunteering with the Brushes and Spades project has given me a great sense of achievement as well as the satisfaction of not only helping others in need but also myself. I have gained confidence in myself and also by doing the gardening projects have discovered that I thoroughly enjoy gardening and being outdoors and therefore I am hoping to go to college to get a qualification to help me to return to work."
  • "It allows me to work whilst bringing up children"
    CAB Volunteer
  • "I wanted to help people who couldn't help themselves"
    CAB Volunteer
  • "Volunteering is both beneficial to me and to the people we are helping. It gives you a lift in your life and a sense of achievement in helping others"
    Alan Marsh. Volunteer Gardening & Decorating Project
  • "I wanted to apply my knowledge and experience."
    CAB Volunteer
  • "Its gets you out of the house and helps people that can't necessarily do things for themselves".
    Martyn Hollis. Volunteer Gardening & Decorating Project
  • "It gives me self confidence, volunteering in a friendly environment. It gives you a boost!
    I like the voluntary work. Since I joined the Extra Support Needs Project I know more people and feel more sociable. I get out more and have more confidence. I have learnt new skills for example strimming and mowing and the other volunteers are very kind. The Project feels safe and friendly."

    Miriam Pearce. Volunteer Gardening & Decorating Project
  • "I'm too young to retire!"
    CAB Volunteer
  • "The Volunteer Centre is a necessary vital service needed to help people go back to work."
    D.Grace. Child Disability Worker
  • "I appreciated being taken by a member of staff to visit the organisation I was interested in."
    T.Salmons T2T Volunteer
  • "Thank you for helping me gain the confidence I need to return to work."
    K.Murray. Classroom Assistant
  • "The Volunteer Centre staff were very approachable, easy to find and I found it much easier than expected."
    T Salmons. T2T Volunteer

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