Volunteering is not only a way to help charities and the community but it also gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and gain valuable work experience. If you’re looking to do just this and meet new people, there are many positive ways you can do so in the Horsham area.
We’ve taken a look at just some of the ways you could volunteer your time in Horsham. Get in touch if you’ve helped with the below, or if you can suggest any other opportunities in the area.
Horsham District Food Bank
Horsham District Food Bank dedicate their time to providing food and support to local people in crisis. The food bank, which is run in partnership with local churches, are constantly encouraging people to get involved and make a difference. Although they are not currently looking for volunteers at the foodbank, there are other ways to help out, such as donating food for them to distribute. You can also keep an eye on their website for their next call for volunteers.
Every week in Horsham there is a free 5km timed run. It takes place at Horsham Park every Saturday at 9:00am. Everyone is welcome no matter what your ability, everyone that attends runs for their own enjoyment and at whatever pace they wish.
The event is always a success and this is all down to the dedication of the volunteers that organise it every week. They are always looking for new volunteers and it couldn’t be easier to get involved; you can help organise the finish funnel, operate the timer, or scan the runners’ barcodes. If you’re interested in joining the team, head here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/horsham/volunteer/
League of Friends
The League of Friends charity has been supporting Horsham Hospital since 1959. Their volunteers work at the hospital and provide services such as the shop and tea bar and there are also opportunities to volunteer in the gardens, as a trustee or even to run a stall at the summer fete. The whole charity is run completely by volunteers and there are always vacancies for keen and friendly people that want to support the community. All vacancies are posted on the Do It website.
We can’t forget about our furry little friends. Volunteering for the RSPCA can be extremely rewarding and enables you to meet many people that share the same enthusiasm for animal welfare as you do. If you would like to make an impact on the work that they do, search for your perfect role here. Anyone is encouraged to get involved but there can be limited positions available for under 16’s, however this doesn’t mean you can’t help the cause. Alternatively you can fundraise and pass on the donations to the charity.
If you are looking for volunteers or know of any volunteering opportunities get in touch with a tweet to us at @HorshamBlog.