Where to find opportunities for volunteering in Leicester

Have some spare time and want to do some volunteering in Leicester? Look at these Leicester charities. They often need volunteers for office work, fundraising, taking care of cats, walking dogs, helping with special events and hundreds of other volunteer opportunities.

Voluntary Action Leicestershire (valonline.org.uk) - Start off by signing up with Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL). They offer training courses, and can help you find volunteering opportunities in Leicester and in the surrounding county. With hundreds of different types of charities needing help, you're bound to get something fun.

Age UK Leicester Shire Rutland (ageconcernleics.com) - If you like working with the elderly, why not sign up to help Age UK? They need help in their day care centres, people who are willing to work in one of their charity shops, fund-raisers, and, if you'd like to visit an old person in their home, you can do that too.

Victim Support (victimsupport.com) - Victim Support is a national charity, with a branch in Leicester, that gives help and support to victims of crimes.

You can volunteer to work on fundraising campaigns, answer the Victim Support telephone lines, and support witnesses when they go to court. These types of volunteer jobs require someone with a lot of empathy but, if that's you, sign up.

Leicester Animal Aid (leicesteranimalaid.org.uk) - Animal Aid needs fund-raisers, cattery assistants, people to help sort donated goods, people with DIY skills, and shop assistants to work in Animal Aid's on-site charity shop.

If you love dogs and cats, and want to help those that are abandoned have better lives, then Animal Aid could be a smashing place to volunteer.

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