Becoming a volunteer was straightforward for me once I'd met with Christianne.  A number of opportunities were presented to me and I was able to seek one of those based on my interests at the time.  Since undertaking the role I've met new and interesting people, learnt some new skills and gained knowledge about the great outdoors that I didn't have before.  On top of all this, I feel proud to tell people I volunteer for a charity that supports and encourages conserving our natural habitats and living in more sustainable environments

"volunteering is a great way to help others, it is good karma and looks great on your C.V.

What's not to love? you can choose how much or how little time you devote to it, so you don't have to commit to anything you can't keep up with."

Volunteering gives you the chance to develop new skills and meet people who are passionate about the same things as you as well as making a huge difference to people's lives - most importantly YOURS.

Volunteering has many surprising benefits!

  • Brings fun & fulfilment to your life
  • Gain confidence
  • Good for your mind & body
  • Spend quality time away from busy life/work
  • Connects you to others
  • Has an impact on the community
  • Advances career/return to employment
  • Expands your networks

From Book Keeping to Bee Keeping – What would YOU like to do?

If you are unsure about what you want to do in life, Volunteering could give you the inspiration and direction you need by trying out something new.

There are opportunities in virtually every field - utilizing your skills and interests - there WILL be a volunteering opportunity for you

  • Conservation  
  • Befriending/Mentoring
  • Trustees/Governors
  • Administrative support
  • Events
  • Be a voice on local radio
  • Activity coordinators for community groups
  • Fund raisers
  • Activity Walks

Still unsure? We can help you at the Volunteer centre (Andover Bus Station). please come in for an informal chat (and a nice hot cuppa) at our Friday Drop in (10am-1pm). We can give you access to our database of local opportunities, or you can simply look from the comfort of your own armchair at home by clicking the link 

---> https://do-it.org/opportunities/search

At Unity we will endeavour to answer all of your questions - we can help with 25 years of experience in skill matching, find you rewarding and inspirational opportunities.

So.. What are you waiting for.... Pop in, have a chat and help to make a difference.

for a volunteer registration form please click the link below.

VBC_VOL_REG_form.docx

And much more! We promote volunteering opportunities for over 300 organisations in the Test Valley, with over 800 opportunities


Who Volunteers

  • John, long time unemployed. “ I didn’t know what to expect or whether I could do it on a regular basis. The volunteer centre arranged for me to help with a weekly lunch club in the kitchen. They made me so welcome. I now have had relevant training for kitchen work with a certificate, a uniform and a purpose. It has made me feel part of something, giving back, and not isolated”.
  • Breezie Project Service user George R. “ I really look forward to my weekly visits from Hannah, who is my volunteer support. She helps me sort out any issues with my Samsung tablet. We have a cup of tea and a chat and put the world to rights. I can now keep in touch with my family in Singapore via Skype and emails.
  •  Ray, full time work, volunteers to add another dimension to his life.” Becoming a volunteer was straightforward for me once I had met with Christianne. A number of opportunities were presented to me and I was able to seek one of those based on my interests at the time. Since undertaking the role I’ve met new and interesting people, learnt new skills and gained knowledge about the great outdoors that I didn’t have before. On top of all this, I feel proud to tell people I volunteer for a charity that supports and encourages conserving our natural habitats and living in more sustainable environments”.

INTERESTED?  send an email to [email protected] expressing your interest and we will get back to you

Or call 0330 4004 116