Be Inspired

In addition to the enormous benefit to the charity, volunteering also offers opportunities for our volunteers to benefit in many different ways. Whether it is enjoying social contact, developing new and existing skills or gaining confidence, there are many ways in which volunteering can be mutually beneficial to people at all different stages in life. Read the experiences of some of our volunteers:

Perhaps you're currently not working... 

Maybe you’ve just graduated, have taken a career break or been made redundant. Volunteering can help you gain valuable new experience and the confidence to enter the job market. Dan volunteered with Rennie Grove for six months after finishing his degree before successfully landing his first job. Read Dan’s story… Read Kathy's story...

You might be keen to meet new people

What better way to meet like-minded, community-spirited people than through volunteering? David Coles turned to volunteering after his wife, Anne, passed away and has made numerous new friends through his volunteer roles in fundraising. Read David's story..

You might be someone who experienced our service...

...perhaps as a patient or a relative of someone we cared for. We’d love to welcome you as a volunteer who understands what we are about, although for certain voluntary roles, experience tells us that it's best not to start straight away.

You might be a student...

You might be looking to gain work experience or carry out voluntary work as part of an award or for your University applications. We can arrange this for you. Read about ​Pheobe's story... Read about Kelly's story...

You might be a professional in your field...

...and have a specialist skill that you’d like to put to good use for a local charity. We often have specific projects that need specialist knowledge and we may be able to match you up!  Read about Tracey’s project work with us…

Perhaps you’ve recently retired...

...and miss the social buzz of working or a certain structure to your day. You might enjoy having a regular commitment in a busy, friendly environment on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Read Jim’s story… Read Angela’s story…


To find out more about volunteering, please complete our Enquiry Form