Volunteering is a great way to give something back to your community and there are many opportunities in your area.
We welcome volunteers to support students to achieve their learning goals or help to promote community learning courses.
Community Resilience North Somerset helps communities use local resources and knowledge to help themselves in an emergency – in a way that compliments the emergency services.
Volunteering for the library service can give you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, improve your CV for future job prospects and help your local community.
We have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities at many of our libraries. These include:
- helping to deliver story and rhymetime sessions
- supporting people to get online with computers and tablets
- choosing and delivering books for the home library service
- sharing your knowledge of genealogy
- supporting reminiscence sessions
Adopt a street
You can help keep your community free from litter by ‘adopting’ a street.
Teaching children about road safety
You could volunteer to teach children in North Somerset about road safety.
Junction 21 mentor
Junction 21 is our voluntary mentoring project to train members of the community to work with vulnerable young people aged 10-21.
Looking after our green flag parks
There are a number of green flag parks in North Somerset and many have volunteer groups who help to look after them.
Worlebury Camp Hillfort
Volunteers help us to look after Worlebury Camp Hillfort.
Become a school governor
Volunteering to be a school governor can be very rewarding.
Voluntary Action North Somerset
We work closely with our local volunteer organisation Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS). They offer advice on volunteering issues including recruitment, funding and training, as well as advertising volunteering opportunities.