I'm having trouble finding my own volunteering opportunity
Please follow this link - we have put more information together to support you in finding your own volunteering placement.
You can find your own volunteering by searching for ‘become a volunteer’ online. This will show you organizations that need volunteers and how you can get involved in various opportunities. If you find that this is too vague you can also search ‘become a volunteer in *insert name of your borough or area*. You may find that the latter works better for you if you want to keep your volunteering local.
What is finding your own volunteering or FOVO?
When on HeadStart, you can choose to volunteer at a placement that HeadStart has arranged or if you would prefer, you can independently arrange your own volunteering placement. If you are already volunteering somewhere, you can use this to take part in HeadStart.
Can I use somewhere I am already volunteering for HeadStart?
Yes, you can use this to take part in HeadStart, but only hours you do whilst on the programme will count towards your volunteering. You cannot backdate hours.