Volunteering to do something good doesn't need to mean a big commitment. There are lots of ways to give your time to help other such as helping local charities and community groups in your local area or helping to mentor a young person.  

Volunteering gives us the chance to make a difference and create a better life for others. It also offers the perfect opportunity for us to learn new skills, make new friends and experience new things. 

If you are looking for something more long term 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.

Ways in which you can help your local community