Donate a day

The breakfast programme Daybreak has launched Donate a day week.

Big names such as Simon Cowell and the Prime Minister David Cameron are backing the campaign to get people to give a day to help a worthy cause. From volunteering in a charity shop, doing a neighbour's shopping, transforming a piece of waste ground, or simply offering an older person some company.

It's a good way to get people involved in volunteering that might not have volunteered before. It's also a great way to get to know your community better and help someone at the same time. In fact, if you're a regular volunteer reading this you'll know that some opportunities can take a while to get started because of training or simply finding the perfect thing for you.

It would be great to see more people going from donating a day this week to donating many more days in the future. If you do get involved in this scheme then please review your experiences on the review section on this website.