Who benefits from volunteering?
Everyone has something to gain: the businesses that provide employee volunteers, the organisations where volunteers help out, the wider community and volunteers themselves.
- Volunteers often face new situations when they begin giving time which can give them the confidence to address challenges within their own lives
- There are unique opportunities to develop skills and often training will be offered and individuals are given roles with responsibility
- You can make new friends, obtain new networks and contacts with people you may not have come into contact with in your daily life
- There is evidence that your health can benefit from volunteering! Including a heightened sense of well being, a stronger immune system and faster recovery for people who have had surgery
- Often the most difficult part can be making the first move so be brave!
- The work you do will most likely be creative, have a sense of purpose and you would be volunteering for a cause of which you believe
- This can be a chance to make an active change or pivotal role to an organisation or to someone's life
- Voluntary work allows you to do as little or as much as you like, so the roles are ideal for fitting around studying, family life or employed work.