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“I love volunteering because I am able to try something different and stretch myself.”
There are many volunteering opportunities on offer across the county to suit all ages and abilities, some of which require a regular commitment, whilst others support one-off projects or events for a fixed time period.
Follow our simple step by step guide and once you are registered with Get Involved Northamptonshire, you can start posting and managing your volunteering opportunities straight away.
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Are you working towards your bronze, silver or gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award and need to undertake some volunteering?
Why not help your community by volunteering at your local library? All Northamptonshire libraries accept applications all year round from young people wanting to complete their DofE volunteering with us. However, you will need to make sure you are registered with DofE before you start volunteering, otherwise any time given won’t qualify as part of your award.
Depending on how long you want to volunteer, libraries have a range of activities and projects you can get involved with. You can involve yourself in individual sessions at the library or, if you want a challenge, you could try taking on a long-term project lasting several weeks, this is especially relevant to those completing silver or gold levels.
Helping people to become digitally fluent is a primary focus for libraries and we are looking for volunteers who are willing to share their IT skills with customers who struggle to use computers or the internet. Some want to keep in touch with family and friends, apply for a new job or just discover the joys of online shopping.
The first steps can be daunting and a helping hand helps give customers the confidence to try to develop their own IT skills. Whether helping with Blue Badge applications, supporting job seekers or becoming an IT Buddy, there are lots of opportunities to share your skills and experience.
Libraries deliver a range of early years services across the county and volunteers can support these increasingly popular activities in a number of ways—Leading song and rhyme sessions for families and their children under 5, leading or assisting with creative and engaging activities that can be continued at home, or helping parents and carers through the provision of advice, information and support. We have a variety of Under 5's volunteering opportunities available in many of our libraries. Why not take a look and get involved in these fun and rewarding services!
Countryside Services are looking for volunteers to assist Rangers with the day to day maintenance of some of the county’s wonderful country parks. Opportunities are currently available at Barnwell, Brampton Valley, Brixworth, Irchester and Sywell and key duties include practical and heritage conservation and development tasks, general tidying, inspection patrols, grounds and maintenance tasks and helping with park events, all under the supervision of a Park Ranger. This role is ideal for all ages and abilities and for individuals looking to gain work experience and a reference for a career in parks and countryside related work.
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