Volunteering is a wonderful way to give-back to your local community and offers you the opportunity to develop new skills that could lead to a whole new career.
You may have some spare time due to redundancy or following retirement. Or you might be thinking about a change of direction and want to expand your set of skills.
Helping others is incredibly rewarding and a fantastic way to meet new people. You could help someone get back on their feet after leaving hospital, assist in a care home or offer your existing expertise in areas like hairdressing or fundraising.
The range of opportunities are endless, here are some examples of ways that you can help:
- Helping people with shopping
- Activity buddy
- Outings companion
- Day centre helper
- Administrative support for charities
Benefits of volunteering:
- Builds confidence
- Learn new skills
- Gain valuable experience
- A gateway back into employment
- Helping others achieve an independent and fulfilling life.
Volunteering is also incredibly flexible, so any spare time you have which you can use to help someone is always greatly appreciated.