Getting started in volunteering can be exciting – but it can also be a little nerve wracking! Its natural to wonder if you’ll be able to cope with the work. With this in mind we hope you find the following basic tips helpful.
At the start everything will be new so give yourself time to find your feet – a little give and take at the outset, and thereafter, can make a big difference.
Try and get things clear at the start. You should ask for information about the group or organisation, a clear outline of what you will do, when you’ll be needed and for how long. Ask about expenses and insurance, and who you should approach if you need to talk about your volunteering.