I Want to Volunteer

Wondering if volunteering is for you?

Pondering exactly what will be involved and how it will fit around your other commitments?

At CTSI, we have staff dedicated to volunteering, which enables us to support you step-by-step through your volunteering journey.  From registering an initial interest, to discussing opportunities, matching you to a suitable placement and beyond.

Volunteering is simply the giving of your time without pay, for the benefit of groups, communities, the environment, and most importantly yourself!  Volunteering benefits your personal development through gaining experience, confidence and improving your health.  It is also a fun way to meet new people!

What kind of commitment do I need to make?

Volunteering fits around you – whether you have a couple of hours a month, or a few hours every day free to volunteer, we are here to help you find a suitable role that you are interested in.

As mentioned, there are many reasons why people volunteer:

  • To meet new people
  • Do something they enjoy
  • A pathway into new things, new jobs, new training
  • Improve your community
  • Have fun
  • Build confidence
  • Improve your health

The list is never ending!  Why not read some snippets in the testimonials below of what some of our local volunteers had to say about their experiences, and why they volunteer for some inspiration.

Questioning why you shouldn’t just phone organisations directly to find out about volunteering with them?

Many people do.  But if you are not comfortable doing that, or perhaps just don’t have the time, we are here to support you step-by-step through your volunteering journey.  From initial registration, to looking through opportunities and matching you to a position that is of interest to you.  We have:

  • A “Volunteer bank” of local opportunities online (click through to the volunteering opportunities page)
  • A registration process that is simple and accessible
  • One-to-one meeting to discuss options to find the perfect match for you
  • Follow up support and a constant point of contact through the process
  • Access to our free training programme to help with personal development and employability
  • Recognition through the nationally-recognised Saltire Award for under 25’s
  • CTSI social media for on-going events
  • Online resources for CV writing, interview tips and more

Complete this registration form  or contact a member of our Volunteer Development Team:

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Alice Wadkin, Youth Volunteer Development Assistant at alice.wadkin@ctsi.org.uk

Louise Orr, Volunteer Development Officer at louise.orr@ctsi.org.uk

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