Volunteering not only makes a difference for others, it also makes a difference for you. There are a vast range of opportunities available, and we can find the right one for you.
You can now search for current Falkirk volunteering opportunities directly through our website! Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to find the best role for you.
To find out how to help out your neighbours and community during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Safe Volunteering and Helping Out During COVID-19 page, or contact Volunteer Falkirk by email: email@example.com
As a result of the incredible response from our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also launched VOLUNTEER FALKIRK, a new local volunteering partnership providing you with up to date and relevant information about volunteering locally in the Falkirk and District area during this time. So whether you live in Banknock or Bo’ness, we can put you in touch with local COVID-19 volunteering initiatives.
Volunteering can help you:
- Gain new skills and experiences
- Update your CV
- Meet new like-minded people
- Build your social life
- Have fun
- Increase your confidence
- Give back to your community
Saltire Awards for Youth Volunteering:
Young volunteers (aged 12 – 25 years old) can also take part in the national Saltire Awards programme. There are 3 levels of awards:
- Challenge – for taking part in a one-off group activity
- Approach – individual awards for 10 or 25 hours volunteering
- Ascent – individual awards for 50, 100, 200 and 500 hours volunteering
For further information, including how to get started, please visit the dedicated Saltire Awards page.
Involving Volunteers in Your Organisation
Volunteers play such an important role within an organisation: a resource that for many organisations couldn’t do without however they are a resource that needs to be looked after, managed and nurtured. If you want help to find the right people, to support and manage them effectively to ensure they have a positive experience with you and help your organisation get the best from volunteering, we are here to help.
At CVS Falkirk we have a dedicated volunteering team who can provide a range of support in relation to any aspect of your volunteer programme – for further information on the support we offer, during and outwith the COVID-19 pandemic (including a FAQ of always relevant questions), please visit the dedicated “Involving Volunteers in Your Organisation” page.
Recognising the contribution of your volunteers is very important, and we hope that the various events we’ve had over the years will inspire your organisation to hold your own volunteer celebration. To this end, we have put together some ideas we hope will inspire you to hold your own celebration.
During Volunteers’ Week, as part of the celebrations, we also provide organisations with our Celebrating Volunteering Certificates and Long Service badges for their volunteers. If you are interested in participating in this initiative, please contact CVS Falkirk by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about the range of volunteering opportunities in Falkirk, please contact us.
Volunteering FAQs: Our team has created a helpful listed of frequently asked questions for anyone looking to start their volunteering journey, or for experienced volunteers who just want to check a few details, and everyone in between.
Volunteering and DWP Benefits: The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published the guidance on volunteering while claiming benefits, which we have shared on our website as a list and a downloadable pdf. We also work closely with Jobcentre Plus in Falkirk and Grangemouth to highlight volunteering opportunities that are available and to support their staff in encouraging people to volunteer.
Resource Library – Volunteering: A list created by our Volunteering team, which links to useful templates and guides detailing important information when setting up or managing a volunteer programme within a third sector organisation.