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Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do.

You may think it’s all about helping others, but you’d be surprised at how much you’ll gain from the experience. Volunteering promotes mental wellbeing, teaches you new skills, expands your outlook and helps you make new friends.

A study by Dr Rachel Cassidy of the University of Wales, in association with Volunteering England, found a number of health benefits from volunteering, including:

  • Ability to cope with ill health
  • A healthier lifestyle
  • Improved family relationships
  • Fewer feelings of isolation
  • Improved self-esteem and sense of purpose

Often we set out to make a difference in the lives of others only to discover we have made a difference in our own.

Ellie Braun Haley

Volunteering in Uckfield

Volunteers are an essential part of every society, and our local community here in Uckfield is no different.

Here at the Uckfield Volunteer Centre we’ll help you find the perfect volunteering opportunity. We’ll take into account:

  • Your availability (how much time you can spare and how often)
  • Your skills and experience
  • Your age and abilities
  • Your personal preferences
  • Your location and access to transport

Where necessary we can also help you to obtain a DBS check (which checks for criminal convictions) and we have specific safeguarding policies for youth volunteers.

Featured volunteering opportunity

Just one highlight from the many opportunities we’re currently seeking volunteers for.

Re-opening from 6th July

The Volunteer Centre will be re-opening on Monday 6th July. Initially we will open on Monday and Thursday mornings from 10am to 1pm.
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