Volunteering in your community

Volunteering in your community

Posted By admin |11 Jun 2016
Volunteering in your community

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Volunteering is choosing to spend time doing something for the benefit of others, or for society or the environment, without being paid to do it. It is a large aspect of the work JCI members do in their community and it seems appropriate therefore, whilst in the middle of the National ‘Volunteer’s Week’  , to share ways in which our members can support our chosen charities in a voluntary manner.

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Two charities we are suppporting this year are Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS) and Barnsley Churches Drop-in Project (BCDP). Both charities support the Barnsley public and I often see posts on their respective Facebook pages asking for volunteers to help at their befriending/drop in sessions. If you are interested in helping out for even just a few hours a week, I am sure you would be welcomed with open arms. I would encourage any interested person to get in touch with the charities for more information.

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Here in JCI UK we want to reward those members who go that little bit further and get actively involved in their local community.  As a result we recognise members for their level of community involvement through the community hour’s project.  

What do I have to do?

  • It is very simple - all you have to do is volunteer in your local community and record your hours  
  • Keep a record of the number of hours you volunteer and log them on our JCI UK Community form 
  • Keep your local community director or Chamber up to date with your progress
  • Send your volunteering stories and photos to the JCI UK National Community Director Katie Jackson (katie.jackson@jciuk.org.uk) 
  • Wait to be recognised! 

We look forward to hearing your volunteering stories!


Jo Mackfall

JCI Barnsley President