Become A Volunteer - Volunteer Centre Western Isles

Volunteer Centre Western Isles

Become a Volunteer

If you want to volunteer then we are here to help. We can make it easy for you to find volunteering.

Discover the opportunities that will suit YOU best with our search or one our Development Workers can help you.

There are a number of ways to get in touch; you can phone, email or Facebook message or drop in to see us at any of our 4 offices in Lewis, Harris, Uists and Barra.

We want your next volunteering experience to be a great one.

There are huge variety of volunteering activities you can get involved in, with a wide range of organisations, charities, community groups and clubs. Some opportunities are a one off and others are a few hours a month – there is something for everyone.

Volunteering can help you:

  • boost your confidence
  • meet new people
  • gain experience
  • develop your CV
  • learn new skills
  • gain a reference to take to employers or college/ university

Volunteers come from all walks of life and offer time and energy freely and by choice.

When you volunteer, it is up to you how much or how little you can offer. Every little counts and you are never too old or too young to get involved.

Volunteering can be a lot of fun and help you meet new people and make new friends. It can give you the opportunity to learn new skills, be a way of getting involved in your community and give you the satisfaction of contributing towards it. Volunteering can also help you to gain experience which might be useful if you are looking for paid employment.

Volunteers are not a substitute for paid workers, although to many organisations volunteers are essential to deliver their services and add extra value to their work.

Volunteering has a hugely positive impact on the lives of people across the Western Isles; we have one of the highest rates of volunteering across the UK – what can you volunteer as?

The greatest gift you can give is your time