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Getting involved - community conversations

Volunteering provides a wealth of experiences as well as offering back to your community and wider network.

Community conversations

The Community Wellbeing Team set up this project to help with environmental matters which can be simply logged when going about your every day. Community Conversations is set up to give people the information they need to log matters that they wish to let an organisation know about. Issues can be anything from an open street cabinet, a fallen tree, street lighting faults or littering.

When joining Community Conversations you will receive a pack which provides as many contacts as possible, as well as monthly newsletter to keep all volunteers up to date with the project.

This is a really popular project for those who are keen to keep their communities looking and feeling fantastic for everyone to enjoy their local spaces. A great benefit of Community Conversations is the flexibility to do as much or as little as you like, whenever is convenient for you. Many of the current volunteers have said how great it has been to feel like they have a say in maintaining standards and improving local areas.

The Community Wellbeing team are always on hand to help with any difficulties and would love to see as many roads being covered as possible to positively impact local communities across the borough. We have often found volunteers like to begin with their own roads and local areas. 

 

Volunteering

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Offering a few hours, half a day or maybe a day a week can boost how we feel, offer a chance to make new friends and share and develop new skills.

Volunteering connects you to others, supports loneliness and shyness, is great for your body and mind, helps to advance careers and just as important - is fun and fulfilling.

Volunteering can connect you with people that hold a similar interest and very often new friendships are formed. Having a sense of purpose and taking time with others who may need more help, offers a personal reward too.

How do you find the right local opportunity?

It may help to think about your interests in more detail:

  • Do you prefer to work alone or as part of a team?
  • Would you like to work with adults, children, animals or remotely from home?
  • What skills can you bring to a volunteer role?
  • Are you better behind the scenes or do you prefer a more visible role?
  • How much time are you willing to commit?
  • What causes are important to you?

Our Community Wellbeing team connect with many amazing volunteers local to the communities they support. If volunteering is something you're considering please contact community.wellbeing@guildford.gov.uk