There are dozens of opportunities available locally covering a wide range of activities. Many are shown on the Voluntary Action South West Surrey web site http://www.voluntaryactionsws.webeden.co.uk/
Here are a few examples.
Age UK is looking for someone who could spend about half a day a week helping older people in their homes to fill in forms applying for benefits.
Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards is looking for someone who is outgoing and enjoys meeting people, is reliable and has a professional, approachable demeanour to promote awareness of food allergens. Hours are flexible and related to completing tasks.
Diabetes UK, the largest charity in the UK devoted to the treatment and care of people with diabetes is looking for one person living in Guildford and Waverley CCG to become a Diabetes Service Champion for the area.
Working alongside the Influencing Manager, the Service Champion will:
Citizens Advice Waverley is looking for Gateway Assessors in Farnham, Godalming, Cranleigh and Haslemere, who will be able to assess the problem, identify key issues, establish what the client wants, set up the next steps and keep accurate information given during gateway assessment interviews.
Citizens Advice is also seeking volunteers to run its Witness Service. Volunteers based at based at 300 different criminal court locations across England and Wales provide free emotional and practical help to anyone faced with appearing in court as a prosecution or defence witness. Court volunteers are currently required in Guildford and Staines and outreach volunteers throughout Surrey.
Training and reasonable travel expenses are normally available for all volunteer roles.
If you have a problem and require help from Citizens Advice, which could involve information and advice on Debt, Benefits, Work, Consumer Issues, Relationships, Housing, Law and Rights, Education, Discrimination, Tax and Healthcare you can: