Southern Community Initiative

Unlocking the potential in our community

Why Volunteer?

We know that most people who volunteer give their time in order to help others, but there is a secondary benefit – volunteering is good for you.

  • Work as part of a team
  • Meet new friends
  • Know that you are making a difference
  • Stay fit and active
  • Support other volunteers

Some people try to learn new skills through volunteering, others use voluntary work to add to their CV or to give an edge to the career-application and of course, working in a team means that you can help or be helped by others in the team.

What can you expect?

You will work with other volunteers and we will make sure that you are trained for the particular services you support.

We want to make sure that anyone who volunteers with us finds a well-managed organisation, working to the highest standards of good practice. We have a whole framework – The Volunteer Agreement, Health & Safety, and want to make sure everyone can access training on First Aid, or food hygiene, and a range of other topics. SCI’s reputation depends on the work of our volunteers, so we expect anyone who is wearing our badge also to display behaviour in line with our values: practical, personal, positive and professional, so that the SCI name is trusted and respected.

If you volunteer for us, people will rely on you.

If you would like to know more about volunteering please contact Janet Bridle, tel: 838180 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Our volunteers come from all walks of life, young, old, men, women – we think we have something for everyone.

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