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One of the five ways to wellbeing is to ‘give’.

It can be tough trying new things and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone but there is so much you can get from giving!

For example:

  • meeting new people
  • increasing self-esteem and confidence
  • Getting experience to add to your CV or job/college application forms
  • sense of purpose from helping others
  • sense of achievement from taking part
  • awarding of certificates or accreditation
  • opportunity to go on trips in the UK or sometimes abroad

You can volunteer doing all sorts of activities from Duke of Edinburgh, arts and crafts with younger children, running your own radio show or taking the elderly Christmas shopping. It doesn’t have to be a big time commitment either, you can volunteer as much as or as little as you like.

We have come up with a number of things you can do in Buckinghamshire to volunteer or get involved in your community.

Check out the following websites to see what’s on offer:

Action4youth We have a database of over 140 clubs, societies and groups in your area

Article 12 – Volunteer for our CAMHS youth forum where you can share your views and take part in exciting projects to put your mark on Buckinghamshire CAMHS. Find out more by emailing carla.paice@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk or by calling/texting: 07710 386251

Aylesbury Youth Action We provide opportunities for young people (aged 14 to 24) to volunteer in the community. The activities are fun and challenging, ranging from projects with children, the elderly and people with disabilities to sports and creative arts and lots in-between. If we haven’t got a project that interests you, then why not start one!

Duke of Edinburgh – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is open to everybody aged 14-25.

National Citizen Service  is an experience you really don’t want to miss. If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life.

Youth Space offer activities and projects to help develop your skills and confidence, often you will receive certificates and accreditation for taking part.

Last updated: 20 March, 2018

Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.