The Big Opportunity - Become a volunteer

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Search The Big Opportunity for volunteer work overseas, gap year programs, language schools, adventure holidays, international internships, career breaks, study abroad programs, jobs and much more.

If you want to volunteer or even if you are just thinking about it and want to know more, then we are here to help. You can chat with or email any member of staff who can be contacted via our contacts page to view the many volunteering opportunities available within London and the surrounding areas. There’s lots to inform and inspire, so stay a while, have a look around and learn more about how volunteering changes lives!

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Being a Volunteer

The first step to becoming a volunteer is to register with Volunteer Action London. This is a simple process and should only take about 15 minutes of your time.

Following registration we will help you look for a suitable volunteering opportunity and support you as you get started.

What's in it for you?

Volunteering is a two way process. By donating your time and skills to an organisation you're providing them with a much needed service. However, there are lots of benefits to the volunteer as well.

Volunteering can be fun, it can be a way to make new friends and it can be a route to future employment. Voluntary work can form an important part of a Curriculum Vitae (CV), new skills can be learnt and valuable work experience can be gained. Volunteers working overseas also gain by learning about new cultures, travelling to exotic locations and providing vital support to developing projects.

The Big Opportunity makes a huge difference but without the help of donations we couldn't do what we do. We would like to say a huge thank you to Essex Interiors for their recent donation. With this money we are able to expand our campaign, reach more people and get more people volunteering.

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