Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community and the organisation you support in this way. It also have many benefits for you too.
Here are some reasons to Volunteer.
- Be a part of the community
- Motivation and sense of achievement
- Boost your career options
- Cultivate new interests and hobbies
- Meeting a diverse range of people
Developing new skills
This is the opportunity to discover something you are really good at and develop a new skill and gain practical work experience. It is also a good way to improve your employability, employers LOVE people with volunteer experience on their CV.
Why we need you
Volunteering is ultimately about helping others and having an impact on people's wellbeing. What better way is there to connect with your community and give a little back? We need volunteers to help us reach more people in our community, who because of age, youth, disability, financial difficulties, or social disadvantage, require assistance with their health and social needs.
What do you need to volunteer
Volunteering is about giving your time, energy and skills freely without any pressure. In doing so you are expressing a sense of achievement and motivation, generated from your desire and enthusiasm to help others. It can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. If this sounds interesting to you then you are just the kind of people we are looking for.
When can you volunteer
People can volunteer and claim benefits if they continue to meet the conditions of the benefit they get and the only payment they receive is to cover expenses, like travel costs.
There's no upper age limit on volunteering. However, you must be 16 or over.
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