Our top 10 reasons to volunteer
- It’s good for your health and reduces stress
- It improves job prospects and enhances your CV
- An opportunity to learn new skills
- It’s a way to give back to a community
- Good way to make new friends and connections
- Helps to learn a new language
- Promotes personal growth and self-esteem
- Helps the environment
- It makes a big difference
- It’s FUN!
After a study conducted by the Cabinet Office they identified three main reasons why volunteering is linked with personal wellbeing.
- To improve things, help people.
- A cause that means something to the individual.
- To meet new people, make friends.
Volunteering is defined as “an activity that includes spending time for free by a group or individual that acts to improve the environment or wellbeing of a person without them being a family member”.
According to a study conducted by the ‘Big Lottery Fund’ you can benefit by volunteering in numerous ways;
- Build up confidence to deal with public services and bodies.
- Volunteering can make an individual feel more a part of the community, which is a measure of community wellbeing.
If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please get in touch.