volenteer work / spare time - what to do - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

volenteer work / spare time - what to do

astonmart4321 Avatar
5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
I have a bit of free time on the weekend and would like to put it to good use . I work during the week , and was thinking about volenteering . Something that gets me out of the house would be fine .
Any experiences , help to find this , etc would be great , thanks
astonmart4321 Avatar
5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
Options

All Comments

(20) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
1 Like #2
I volunteer at the moment at a local farm type place. I think its a great idea and if its something you like doing then it is very rewarding, I walk a pony, lead train goats etc.. and I love it.
Try emailing or calling a few places that you would like to volunteer at, also there is a website for volunteer vacancies...

http://www.do-it.org.uk/

Lol I was a bit late with the link :D

Edited By: Emzy81 on Feb 06, 2011 20:00
#3
great to hear that! Good luck, Im sure you'll gain a lot personally and give a lot back to the community
#4
i like the sound of that emzy - is that a special type of farm ?
Thanks choc for the link
#5
yeah i feel a bit at a loose end watching dancing on ice thinking 'surely there is something more constructive I could do with my time' so I've thought about it and thought of asking this on here.
#6
Im a volunteer cricket coach in the summer, and it takes up a hell of a lot of time, but i do love it! seen my boys from the U13s all the way through to starting the U17s now!
#7
astonmart4321
i like the sound of that emzy - is that a special type of farm ?
Thanks choc for the link


Yeah its kind of an animal centre really, a place you'd take your kids around to look at the animals. Will be getting very busy soon when the weather warms up :) Will be bottle feeding lambs next month and Im really excited!!

Edited By: Emzy81 on Feb 06, 2011 20:09
#8
do you have a local community group? I helped set one up a year ago as there was nothing in our area, its been so rewarding, but its so difficult getting other community members to volunteer and help us! We've done allsorts from setting up a kids drama group, to organising family fun days, spring fetes and Christmas fayres, to fundraising events for hospitals and hospices. It makes the area you live a nicer place, and you also get to know other people in the area.
#9
thanks for all replies will google my local community group , but where else would i look for this ?
1 Like #10
Do you have a hospice local to you? Ours is always on the look out for volunteers to do a whole range of things. Ours has a website with lots of info on so have a search around. Hospitals also usually need volunteers for various things, again look on website for local hospital/s and there will certainly be something about volunteering if you search around.
#11
Do you have a volunteers centre in your area?
My city has one, and it is a place that organisations that have volunteer spaces will make sure knows about them.

Think of something your interested in, as you'll get more out of it, and will last longer term.

I have been with the same organisation for 10 years, and can't imagine not doing it.
[mod][Moderator]#12
My oh and I (him more than me now due to the kids ) work at a local animal rescue centre, he walks dogs etc whilst I help with the cats and admin work, we both enjoy it very much
#13
apply for an allotment?
#14
Well timed thread here!
Anyone volunteered on a Youth Offending Team before as a panel member? I've got some kind of preconception of head mistress types lecturing hardened criminals from the wrong side of the tracks.
#15
tvfan
Well timed thread here!
Anyone volunteered on a Youth Offending Team before as a panel member? I've got some kind of preconception of head mistress types lecturing hardened criminals from the wrong side of the tracks.


My step-sister had to go to YOT and she worked with the fire brigade, they didn't lecture her at all and seemed really supportive- even though she played them up and kept trashing the place where she lived :( not a nice person to say the least...
#16
studentessa
Do you have a hospice local to you? Ours is always on the look out for volunteers to do a whole range of things. Ours has a website with lots of info on so have a search around. Hospitals also usually need volunteers for various things, again look on website for local hospital/s and there will certainly be something about volunteering if you search around.


When I had both my children, in hospital a lady volunteered and helped us women who had just given birth in and out of the shower as they were so understaffed. She was a god send and I was so grateful for her help- I'd been left lying in a pool of blood for hours on end each time.
They also had a woman doing tea and toast for the women, which again was desperately needed!!

Also there's elderly patients or those who can't really move and need to be hand-fed but the nurses haven't got the time. I would love to do it but I've got a bad phobia of vomit, so I'm in and out of hospitals like a ninja! lol
1 Like #17
midjet666
studentessa
Do you have a hospice local to you? Ours is always on the look out for volunteers to do a whole range of things. Ours has a website with lots of info on so have a search around. Hospitals also usually need volunteers for various things, again look on website for local hospital/s and there will certainly be something about volunteering if you search around.
When I had both my children, in hospital a lady volunteered and helped us women who had just given birth in and out of the shower as they were so understaffed. She was a god send and I was so grateful for her help- I'd been left lying in a pool of blood for hours on end each time. They also had a woman doing tea and toast for the women, which again was desperately needed!! Also there's elderly patients or those who can't really move and need to be hand-fed but the nurses haven't got the time. I would love to do it but I've got a bad phobia of vomit, so I'm in and out of hospitals like a ninja! lol

I'd love to volunteer in a maternity hospital to help and support women with breastfeeding. I've looked into courses like the NCT, but don't really agree with the things they make you do, such as purchase books explaining how to breastfeed! I've fed 3 of my own....don't really want to buy a book about it!
#18
honeyb35
midjet666
studentessa
Do you have a hospice local to you? Ours is always on the look out for volunteers to do a whole range of things. Ours has a website with lots of info on so have a search around. Hospitals also usually need volunteers for various things, again look on website for local hospital/s and there will certainly be something about volunteering if you search around.
When I had both my children, in hospital a lady volunteered and helped us women who had just given birth in and out of the shower as they were so understaffed. She was a god send and I was so grateful for her help- I'd been left lying in a pool of blood for hours on end each time. They also had a woman doing tea and toast for the women, which again was desperately needed!! Also there's elderly patients or those who can't really move and need to be hand-fed but the nurses haven't got the time. I would love to do it but I've got a bad phobia of vomit, so I'm in and out of hospitals like a ninja! lol


I'd love to volunteer in a maternity hospital to help and support women with breastfeeding. I've looked into courses like the NCT, but don't really agree with the things they make you do, such as purchase books explaining how to breastfeed! I've fed 3 of my own....don't really want to buy a book about it!


Also the books tend to teach you a different way and they don't always work... You wonder whether the author has actually ever experienced it?! lol
#19
thanks all for your contributions , looking into all of the suggestions mentioned . will update
#20
In a similar vein to the hospital work, I was in hospital for a week at the end of November as an outpatient each day, but because of the treatment I couldn't drive and so was given hospital transport. Some of the drivers were volunteers and the volunteers generally got given people who were fine for the majority of the time but maybe, like me, needed help with moving about. The main volunteer who helped me was 74 years old, a lovely person and he said he was getting 55p a mile which covered his fuel and insurance easily.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!