Having volunteered myself I know how hugely rewarding giving time to improve the lives of others can be. I have volunteered in helping to raise awareness of young people and the homelessness issue in the UK, and the experiences I had changed my life.

This is why I am supporting CSV Make a Difference Day, the UK's single largest day of volunteering. The campaign is all about giving time instead of money to improve the lives of others. Around 115,000 people across the UK are expected to take part this year. Why don't you join them?

There are a number of fantastic ways to use your passions and skills and get involved. Last year volunteers organised football training for visually impaired children, Barclays staff taught financial awareness to homeless people, knitters made outfits for premature babies, and school children created wildlife havens on wasteland.

So whether you want to get involved with your company, school, community group, or even go it alone, our call centre is now open to help you with ideas.

To register call freephone 0800 284533 or visit www.csv.org.uk/difference.

CSV Make a Difference Day takes place on Saturday, October 28, with activities happening two weeks either side.

PETE WATERMAN, record producer and Pop Idol judge, Ambassador for Community Service Volunteers (CSV) c/o CSV, 237 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NJ.