Are you looking for the chance to grow your confidence and skills while helping those around you?
Volunteer Basildon is a Basildon Council Community Involvement Project.
Basildon Council 's Community Involvement Team is in regular touch with a whole range of groups, in all parts of the borough, who will welcome an extra pair of hands. There are all sorts of volunteering opportunities out there and we will match you to a group that's easy for you to get to and which offers the kind of opportunity you are looking for.
Volunteers who offer their services to local groups are hugely appreciated and can benefit from the experience in so many ways. Volunteering can help you to:
- Grow your confidence
- Develop new skills
- Meet new friends
- Feel really good about yourself
- Improve the local environment
- Help the disadvantaged
- and a lot more!
Campaign poster: Basildon Council - Volunteer Basildon Campaign A4 Poster [281kb].
What others say...
Volunteers don't receive any financial rewards, but that doesn't mean volunteering has no incentives to get involved. With support from the Community Involvement Team, volunteer Jonathon Barrow is developing a support group for people with mental health issues. Here's what he has to say:
"I get an incomparable feeling from helping to improve someone else's life. I don't have money to give, but I can provide my time, experience and skills in a selfless manner....
"Volunteering provides me with a satisfaction that is hard to define, it's a reciprocal system, in that I help someone but they provide me with an uplifting feeling that would not be there if it was being done for just a financial reward. The positive thoughts I gain from this situation provide me with my own improved health and wellbeing....
"Some people chose to volunteer to improve their skill set for future employment, some people enjoy the environment and social element, others join in to meet new people with similar interests and to just have some fun. ".
If you are interested then get in touch
Just let Basildon Council's Community Involvement Team have your contact details and we will arrange to meet with you. After an informal meeting to get to know the kind of support you have to offer, we will help you to find an volunteering opportunity that's easy for you to get to and which offers the kind of activity you are looking for.
- Phone us: 01268 208224
- Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete and return an application form:
- Volunteer Basildon - Application Form [250kb] - Microsoft Word format. Complete and then save this application form on your device. The completed form can be returned to us as an email attachment.
- Volunteer Basildon - Application Form [226kb] - Adobe Acrobat format. Print application form then complete by hand and return by post.
Volunteer Basildon on social media
For regular news and updates on Volunteer Basildon opportunities see:
- Volunteer Basildon items on Community Involvement's facebook page
- Volunteer Basildon items on Community Involvement's twitter page
If you would like advice or support on any of the topics above please get in touch with one of the Community Involvement Team members, see contact details below.