This Saturday sees the annual Volunteer Centre event return to Newbury's Corn Exchange. It's a chance to stroll round at your leisure and see the range of different charities that serve the area and chat to current volunteers to see if your skills and interests could help them.
Last year I went with the intention of helping out at some charities for older people but also ended up signing up for a conservation charity. This was a great way to meet people and get outside. I managed to explore parts of the town that I didn't even know existed!
I'm looking forward to this year's event - if not to sign up for something new, then to see what psychedelic costume organiser Garry Poulson is wearing!