Volunteering is a key part of our vision for Renfrewshire 2027. Some of the action in the plan will be carried out by local statutory organisations such as the police, the council and the health service.
But lots of the important work that needs to be done to improve lives and communities in Renfrewshire depends on volunteers giving their own time to help local voluntary groups and charities.
These are often the organisations that have a real impact on people’s lives – helping to care for old or disabled people, giving young people places to go to, things to do, or just someone they can trust to give them a bit of advice.
Volunteering has lots of benefits for lots of people. People in the community get help that they need and you as a volunteer get satisfaction from helping others. Volunteering can also help you to develop new skills and provide you with experience that could help you find work or change your career.
Engage Renfrewshire is the organisation that supports voluntary organisations and volunteering activity in Renfrewshire. You can find out more about volunteering opportunities on their website.