- Volunteering is the most basic act of goodwill
- Voluntary work should be fun…
...which means you, the volunteer, should get as much out of volunteering, as the people you are helping.
- Volunteering is something that everyone can do. Whatever your interests, wherever you live, whether you have a lot of time or a little. If you want to change the world, your street or your CV. If you want to make friends, feel useful, put something back or gain a skill. Whether you're young or old, male or female, employed or unemployed, disabled or able bodied. No matter what your ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or culture.
There are many different types of volunteering opportunity in the area.
Volunteers get everywhere
- social services,
- sports and recreation,
- culture and arts and
- their local community.
Download our current Volunteering newsletter here
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Volunteers Week 2012
To celebrate Volunteer's Week we organised a tea party on the top of recently restored Bury Mount, just outside the Volunteer Centre here in Towcester. It was a delightful venue, attended by lots of volunteers and we were pleased to welcome Andrea Leadson (our local MP) who thanked all the volunteers for the time they give.
Pictures from our Volunteer's Week Tea Party
Volunteering England runs Volunteers’ Week every year from 1-7 June. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the volunteering that happens throughout the year, and inspire new people to donate their time.
Lots of people volunteer during the week, and many for the first time, so they’d like to know about your experience. Your answers will be very much appreciated, and will help them plan for 2013.
Please complete the short survey here.
Video Volunteering project
snvb has launched an exciting new project to bring a touch of Hollywood to volunteering!
The idea came about as potential volunteers often ask us what an opportunity entails or what the group is like and we thought a video would be an excellent way to give people a flavour of the role and encourage them to get involved.
Inspired by similar schemes in other areas, we have recruited a volunteer to produce a series of informal video clips, illustrating and promoting volunteering opportunities through YouTube and the snvb website.
Take a look at our first ‘blockbuster’, directed and produced by volunteer Christian Aisbett, a Film and Television student at Derby University. This short film features passengers and drivers from our Brackley Area Voluntary Car Service (BAVCS).
AND NOW…………just when you thought it was safe to go back to the snvb website, we have the latest from our Video Volunteering project!
This three minute masterpiece begins with volunteer, Ana Maria Havarneanu talking about her experiences as a volunteer with Swan CIC. Ana’s story is followed by Sam Fitzgerald, Business Engagement Manager at Swan, explaining how volunteers are vital to their organisation.
We would like to thank them both for taking part in this project and also to volunteers Jenny Williams and Siobhan Lenihan who created the film.
If you would like to volunteer with BAVCS or would like us to create a promotional film for your volunteering opportunities, contact Nicola on 01327 358264.