It was back to basics on todays' feature with Michelle from the CVS, looking at why people volunteer.
Remembering that volunteering is always unpaid, it can still be a really enjoyable experience and you can get a lot out of it aswell as the organisation you are working with.
It's a great way of trying something new and meeting new people. It's also a good way of enhancing your CV and getting new experience.
And trying to find a suitable role is crucial - it's important to find something you'll enjoy aswell as being able to give a realistic commitment.
Finally, Michelle highlighted a really worthwhile volunteering opportunity currently available in St Albans. Herts Young Homeless Group is looking for 'Crashpad Hosts' to provide temporary accomodation to people aged 16-17 for upto 3 weeks. The idea of being a host is to provide a place for a person to stay for a short time which gives time for families to cool off and have some breathing space. All you need is a spare room - training, an induction, and expenses are given. Contact the CVS in St Albans for more information.
For any other information to do with volunteering and the CVS in St Albans, check out www.cvsstalbans.org.uk/ or go to the national volunteering website to look at all UK current volunteer vacancies at www.do-it.org.uk/.