Are Volunteers Vital to Your Future?

In Home Page, Duke of Edinburgh by Caroline Foxton

What steps have you taken to future-proof your organisation?  Do any of your plans outline the need to embrace a new wave of volunteers?

There has never been a better time for charities to embrace the next generation of volunteers and we would like to give you the opportunity to showcase your volunteer opportunities to young people across the borough.

As the schools will be launching their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Programmes when the new term commences, we are working hard to ensure that we capture all the volunteering opportunities suitable for young people/DofE.  So many young people find it hard to locate meaningful volunteering opportunities.  Therefore, this is a great platform for you to promote your volunteer roles to a captive audience.

We have several events kicking off in September at Reigate Grammar, Reigate College, Royal Alexandra and Albert School and Oakwood School. At these events we will be presenting the Young Volunteer Opportunities Booklet that we have created to assist young people looking for volunteer roles, it is accompanied by a second document which outlines the opportunities by Subject/Interest.

If you are interested in your volunteer roles being promoted to hundreds of students over the coming months, then please take the time to look through these documents to see if your volunteer roles have been captured.   Please also take the time to think about potential new roles that may be particularly suited to young people.  Suitable roles are those that are not tedious but incorporate activities that interest young people today.

We are working closely with the DofE and the schools in the borough to ensure that young people looking for volunteering roles for their DofE, have a wide range of compelling opportunities to choose from.

Young volunteers have a vast amount to give – fresh perspectives, new ideas and increased capacity. The organisations that have capitalized on this are reaping the benefits.