Volunteering is an extremely rewarding experience; you donate your time, energy and skills to help make a difference within a community or an organisation.
Even though you’re giving up your time free of charge, the benefits to you – for your life and mental wellbeing, career and skill development – can be huge!
In a recent survey people were asked the question, ‘what is the biggest key to our own happiness?’ The answer wasn’t more money or the perfect job. In fact 75% of people believe that helping their fellow citizens is the key to our own happiness.
You will have experienced volunteering before, as part of your DofE programme. We hope that you enjoyed yourself and it taught you a lot. Maybe you tried something completely new that you’d never tried before.