All of us have at some point benefited from those who give up their time for free, whether it was volunteers at our local library or at a community event such as park run, or by people helping to keep our parks and open spaces clean and tidy.
Volunteering to do something good doesn't need to mean a big commitment. There are lots of ways to give your time to help others, from helping out for one day with local projects and activities which you can search for throughout this site using our 'Get Involved' feature.
If you are able to make a longer commitment you could consider becoming a school governor or volunteering with local charities and community groups. Ealing Volunteer Centre organises a wide range of placements with charities and community groups or you can search at Do-it.org for opportunities by interest, activity or location.
If you want to connect with people who may simply need some extra help then you can do that by using the 'Get Connected' feature on this site.
Ways in which you can help your local community
Children, young people and adults
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Passionate about education and want to make a difference? Then becoming a school governor could be the role for you.
If you are interested in helping to create a strong and active neighbourhood, where you can reduce the possibility of crime and anti-social behaviour then Neighbourhood Watch could be right for you.
It takes a lot of hard work, people and processes to make a school a healthy and stable environment for learning.