Summer Fun

Don't know about you, but I'm quite desperately awaiting that first warm day of the year when I get my flip flops out, paint my toenails red and enjoy a Pimm's and Lemonade in the sunshine.

It'll probably be a few weeks yet, but it's always good to plan ahead...

So, if you're reading this blog, you probably like sunshine and volunteering and you'll be pleased to find out that there are some great opportunities out there where you can give your time and enjoy the sunshine at the same time this summer.

Festival of Britain: What better place to enjoy a hot day in London than by the river. The Southbank Centre is celebrating its 60th anniversary with the Festival of Britain between April and September this year and are looking for 120 volunteers to make the event happen. Sign up now.

Go on holiday: If you want to volunteer further afield, you can get your boots muddy and enjoy some stunning countryside on a conservation holiday with BTCV. Or, if you're good with kids, give six days of your time to help disadvantaged children to have a the holiday of a lifetime with CHICKS.

Music Festivals: Oxfam's applications for festival volunteers open in March. But it's not just the big charities that are looking for volunteers. Check your favourite charity's website to see if they're going to any festivals this year. Kiota for example (a small charity raising funds for education in Tanzania) are looking for litter pickers for Glastonbury.

I'm sure there must be more. So if you know of anything else going on this summer that sounds fun, rewarding or interesting post it here, so others can find out about it too.