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Volunteering

Hands togetherVolunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn and develop new skills. You could also gain valuable work experience to take forward in other roles and future employment.

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) has a wide range of volunteering opportunities, which differ both in terms of role and the commitment they require. These vary from constructing bridges on public rights of way to mentoring young people; from coaching in bowling, to providing respite for carers and families. You just have to decide what you would like to do.


"There is a great sense of satisfaction in seeing one's own recommendations translated into positive action! It's a great idea."

David Ball, Public Rights of Way volunteer


  • Please see this section for information on current volunteering opportunities with West Sussex County Council.
 
  • A volunteer is someone who has chosen to give their time for the benefit of others, on a short- or long-term basis, without the expectation of personal financial gain. This can be extremely rewarding.
 
  • The guidance and forms attached to this page provide useful information about becoming a volunteer, a handbook for those who are WSCC volunteers, and further material specific to particular volunteer roles.
 
  • The West Sussex Voluntary Sector Compact is a signed agreement between local government, health services, other public bodies and the voluntary and community sector. Find out more about its key objectives and codes of good practice, and read the agreement in full.
 
  • The following websites provide more information about local volunteering opportunities outside of the County Council.
 
  • If you'd like more information about a WSCC volunteering role or would just like to get in touch, please contact the Volunteer Development team.
 

 

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