There are over 500 registered charities in West Norfolk alone, most relying on the goodwill and generosity of the communities they serve to survive.

WNVCA (West Norfolk Voluntary and Community Action) works behind the scenes, matchmaking people with organisations who need their help.

Anybody can volunteer. Whether you want to make new friends, get work experience, give something back, enhance your CV, improve your skills or use your time to help others, volunteering appeals to a wide range of people.

All sorts of organisations rely on volunteers – from animal welfare charities, to lunch clubs, local sports teams, environmental conservation groups and community support organisations like Samaritans – and there’s always a shortage of volunteers.