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Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

Giving is the ability to cope with life’s problems and make the most of life’s opportunities. It’s about feeling good and functioning well, both as individuals and collectively.

Even the smallest act of giving or kindness counts, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts of giving or kindness, such as volunteering at your local community centre, or joining a community group can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks. 

Local Offers

There are many opportunities to volunteer in Kettering, the following links provide details of volunteering opportunities in a range of settings.


Voluntary Network

support volunteering in Kettering for everyone, whatever your age or situation. Whether you have a short amount of time, are looking for a one-off opportunity or something more regular to get your teeth into.


Countywide Emergency Community Resilience Group

if you are a community group, organisation or volunteer who can offer help with tackling loneliness, prescription collection for someone who is unable to leave the house or community support such as transporting items between foodbanks.


Neighbourhood Watch

(NHW), members value neighbourliness and friendly communities, supporting people to help each other especially the elderly and disadvantaged.  You can join NHW where you will then be allowed to join the local NHW messaging, which will include information from the Police and Action Fraud direct to your email inbox on crimes and crime prevention.

Find out more about giving


Mental Health Foundation


Mental Health Foundation


NHS Choices

red cross

British Red Cross


The GoodSAM Platform