Public-spirited residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area looking for a New Year’s resolution are being encouraged to consider joining the growing army of volunteers in Somerset.

Somerset County Council says there are roles to suit almost everyone, from supporting libraries to driving people to appointments or supporting the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

All you need is a little bit of spare time, lots of enthusiasm and a 2020 vision to give something back to your community, says the council. 

David Fothergill, leader of Somerset County Council, adds: “Volunteering is hugely rewarding and we are grateful to all those who give up their time to help their community. There are so many opportunities available across the county.”

“The New Year is the ideal time for us all to ‘reset’ so I would encourage people to volunteer and make 2020 the year to volunteer.”

With busy lives, it can be hard to find the time to volunteer. However, the council says the benefits can be huge. Volunteering helps to:

  • Make a difference to the lives of others
  • Gain confidence and self esteem
  • Gain new skills, knowledge and experience
  • Feel good
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Give back to the community

Click on the links below to find out more.

Somerset County Council:  Volunteering opportunities across the county: call 01823 359200 or see the website: https://volunteering.somerset.gov.uk/

Spark Somerset:  Volunteering opportunities in South Somerset, Mendip and Sedgemoor: call 01460 202970 or see the website: https://www.sparksomerset.org.uk/volunteer