The Benefits of Volunteering
When you volunteer you’re giving your time for free but you’ll be richly rewarded.
Become more employable
Volunteering is a great opportunity to build your CV, gain a positive reference and show your strengths to prospective employers.
Feel purposeful and satisfied
Many volunteers say that the biggest benefit of volunteering is the feeling of satisfaction they get from helping others. That sense of satisfaction can have a positive impact on mental health.
Learn new skills
Volunteering can help you gain professional skills and try something new that you might enjoy.
Positive mental health
A Volunteering England report found that volunteering reduces the incidence of depression and anxiety. (Source: Volunteering England)
When you volunteer you'll be achieving something amazing. That sense of achievement can help you become more confident and feel empowered to take on new challenges.
Research suggests that volunteering can benefit your health in a variety of ways. From boosting your immune system to helping you sleep better, volunteering can help you stay well. (source: Timebank)
Engage in your community
Volunteering is an opportunity to get out and meet new people.