Get Involved in your community!
There’s so many ways to get involved:
Find out what’s on at your local community centre with Recommend Me
Search for a local community group in our directory. You can search by name, topic, beneficiaries, postcode and ward. Once you’ve found some local groups that match your area of interest you can get in touch.
Find a local street party or community festival. You can volunteer to help out, or join the organising committee.
Or why not organise one yourself – we have lots of advice and information on how to do it.
You could get involved with Social Prescribing – the new buzz word for joining up health, residents and the voluntary and community groups. Find out more on the VAC website. Why not become a community links volunteer – the connector role – you will spend time in GP surgeries and connect people up with their local community.
If you want to campaign about something locally you can find lots of resources on the Campaigning Central website. Or try the international youth focussed campaign website dosomething.org. There are lots of local campaigns to get involved in – from supporting comprehensive education, to improving air quality, from supporting libraries to campaigning on body image. Have a look on our directory of local organisations, or search twitter, Meetup and local noticeboards to find out about local campaigns.
If you just want to volunteer there’s a Timebank in West Euston, look in Jobs and Volunteers section of the VAC weekly e-bulletin, or you can search Simply Connect. Or take a look at our Volunteer section for formal volunteering opportunities.
If you can’t find a community group – you can start your own. Gather some like-minded people and get started. There’s plenty of advice on our website or fill in this form to request one-to-one support from VAC.
Still in need of inspiration? Why not start your own Book Group, do some Guerilla Gardening, or become a gappista and fix your own potholes? Or start with a small, achievable action at Small Actions Today.