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Volunteering can help you develop new skills, help you get a new job or change career, or be a good chance to meet new people and give you the satisfaction of putting something back into the local community. The type of volunteering opportunities are vast from working outdoors at a local country park and running transport schemes to helping in a school or sports volunteering.

You can find out much more about both nationwide and local volunteering opportunities, and the benefits of volunteering, at the do-it website.  More local information and advice about volunteering opportunities is available from the Rushcliffe Volunteer Centre, part of Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service which provides support and advice to local voluntary and community groups.

You may also find Reach Volunteering a useful resource which provides opportunities for people to use their skills (professional) to volunteer for example after retirement or when they're between jobs or for trusteeship. Reach are a charity and run a free national self service online platform for charities to find people with skills and vice versa. Last year over 1,000 people found roles with us in a wide range of professional and business roles across the UK.