Homemade lemon drizzle cake might just do it for me

There are thousands of ways to volunteer - how do you choose what to do?

We think one of the best ways is to read what other people say. Real reviews from people who volunteer can give you the inside story on what it's really like.

Take these three volunteers with Contact the Elderly:

"I love driving for Contact the Elderly and have been doing so for over 17 years, first in London and now in S Wales. We all have a lot of fun and there is real affection and friendship amongst the group. It makes such a difference to our guests, and one lady said to us last time that what she loves most about our outings is that she doesn't feel old - we're all just a group of friends having fun together and age becomes irrelevant. I find I really look forward to it each month too!"

"The ladies I take to each monthly tea party get such a boost from it - they enjoy the company and the outing, and they always look forward to them. I have been volunteering for 2 years now for Contact the Elderly, and I wouldn't stop!"

"It is the best thing I have ever volunteered for. I have been involved for three years, I get more out than I put in. The people in my group, drivers hosts and guests have a wonderful time. We all get on so well, there's so much fun and laughter. The downside is that for people like me who have a healthy appetite there's the temptation to overeat, especially when it's all homemade. 'Do have another slice of lemon drizzle cake.' Even though you know you shouldn't you can hear yourself saying 'I don't mind if I do.'

So, go on, say 'I do' to Contact the Elderly and if you've already volunteered - please leave your own review here.