Volunteering 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
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
David Ball, Public Rights of Way volunteer
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.
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