Volunteering gives you the chance to use your knowledge and experience to help others, try new things, meet new friends and even have a bit of fun giving something back to your community.
Volunteering in Hartlepool
Hartlepool has a thriving voluntary community and there are lots of ways for you to get involved.
Hartlepool Council's Adult Education service has also launched its own volunteering website, Volunteer Hartlepool .
If you would like to search for a volunteering opportunity online, try the Do It volunteering database. Simply enter your postcode, the hours you're available and let the website do the work. Do It also has lots of useful tips and links to other volunteering sites.
i-volunteer is a social network specifically for people who volunteer, or are interested in doing so.
If you'd like to travel and volunteer abroad, there are several companies that can help you organise a trip. These companies include (in alphabetical order):
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