There are so many ways that you can volunteer around your own neighbourhoods with your family, your friends and you colleagues. Here are some ideas of the things you can do this month. Plenty of kid friendly one’s too! Just don’t forget to log your individual hours afterwards.
We look forward to hearing how you impacted your communities this October.
Invite your neighbours round for coffee and cake so you can all get to know each other. We’re encouraging people to host their own Great Big Coffee Morning across the month of October for this very reason. Check out our ‘Great Big Coffee Morning’ blog post for more information!
Offer to walk your neighbour’s dog.
Ring your local care home, would they like anyone to visit or read to residents?
Chat to an elderly neighbour and see if they need any shopping.
Offer to babysit for friends so that they can enjoy some kid free time.
Use your skills! Are you a hairdresser? Cut somebody’s hair who otherwise can’t afford a trip to the salon. Work in recruitment? Offer to look over an unemployed person’s CV. You can pledge your skills here too, and if we find someone who needs you, we’ll let you know!
Buy a bunch of flowers, and then give individual stems out to surprise people outside the supermarket!
Make thank you cards for people who serve your community – teachers, NHS staff, postmen, police and firemen.
Make flower pot gifts – decorate flower pots, pot up some plants and gift them to some people in your community.
Add some extra items to your trolley and take them to the local food bank or round to a family caught in unemployment.
Gather your friends and litter pick a community area local to you.
Clean out your neighbour’s wheelie bins – now that’s love in action!
Wash a neighbour’s car, mow their lawn or weed their garden.