People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or built on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.
Check out NCVO’s ‘Where Volunteering Begins’ campaign video, telling five inspirational stories from ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
For some, volunteering provides an opportunity to:
For others, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. From this perspective, volunteering can be a way of:
But for many, volunteering appeals because of the social benefits. These include:
Research carried out by the New Economics Foundation found that there are five ways to wellbeing, and there are many ways in which volunteering can help you tick each box!
Connect with others through our befriending project
Be active by getting out of the house and joining in with one of our social activities
Take notice by trying out a new activity and seeing how that makes you feel
Keep learning by doing a crossword with one of our clients
Give your time, knowledge and companionship to others
Check out volunteering at The Bureau for more information about projects and services you can support.
You can also volunteer with other organisations and there are a number of ways we can support you to do this.
Get in touch with us by calling Fi on 01457 865722 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.