Why volunteer

One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time. Volunteering provides opportunities to:

  • give something back to an organisation or community which has made a difference to your life
  • support people who may require extra emotional or physical help 
  • improve your local environment feel valued and part of a team 
  • spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle 
  • meet new people and make new friends 
  • gain confidence and self-esteem.

For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try new skills which could lead to a career change. Volunteering can be a way of:

  • gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
  • improving your CV and employment prospects
  • gaining qualifications and accreditations
  • using your professional skills to benefit others, also known as ‘pro bono’.