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Why volunteer?

It is often said that our wellbeing can be enhanced by a sense of purpose in society and being able to contribute to our local community. Volunteering is recognised as one of those activities that can help to improve your wellbeing and lifestyle.​​


 Key benefits of volunteering

  • Helping to develop skills and learning something new
  • Providing workplace experience which could support studies or lead to paid work in the future
  • Using existing skills to support and inspire others
  • Meeting new people and developing friendships
  • Supporting local communities and giving something back
  • Improving self esteem and confidence
  • Having fun and keeping active
  • Having a positive impact on physical and mental health
  • Contributing towards personal attainments, such as University modules or Duke of Edinburgh awards
  • Developing language skills

There are a huge variety of volunteering opportunities on offer across the county and many of them require from as little as half an hour commitment each week.

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