8 Reasons to Volunteer in Community
What are the benefits of volunteering, and why is it worth your time? We explain why it's great to help out others:
1) It’s fun
Volunteers we speak to always tell us how much they enjoy it! Don’t just take our word for it, though – get out there and give it a try!
2) You’ll make friends
People who volunteer are generally a really friendly bunch and whatever you find yourself doing you’re bound to get along with the other people working there.
3) You can learn how to do new things
Get out of your comfort zone and try something different. Before you know it you’ll have a huge range of new skills you never even dreamed of!
4) It’ll make a big difference to other people
By getting involved in charities you can make a huge difference to your local community – or even for people at the other side of the world.
5) You’ll find out what you enjoy doing
Volunteering gives you the chance to try different activities but without the same level of commitment as a job.
6) You might be able to get a qualification
Check out some of the volunteering awards you could be eligible for. Here is your Rewards code: LY5ADJ
Work towards a Youth Achievement Award, Dynamic Youth Award or Saltire Awards https://saltireawards.org.uk/
7) It’ll look great on a college or university application
Everyone’s trying to make their UCAS application stand out. Your regular volunteering will prove you’re passionate, committed, reliable and great with people.
8) It’s great work experience
Volunteering can help you prove you have experience when you’re trying to get your career started. My World of Work have loads of info about volunteering helping to get your dream job.
Feeling inspired? Check out what volunteering opportunities are available near you!