Why Volunteer?

There are lots of reasons why people volunteer but there is a real ‘feelgood’ factor in knowing your work is helping those in need.

People volunteer because;

  • it keeps them active
  • they make new friends
  • they learn new skills
  • it’s good to help your community
  • they know they are making a difference for those in need
  • it’s good for your C.V.
  • it’s fun!

Types of volunteering

A lot of people still think of volunteering as just helping in one of the many local charity shops and although this role suits many people and is much needed,  there is so much more to volunteering!  Whether you have skills or just want help, there is a place for you. You could;

  • help with social media
  • become a befriender for lonely people
  • help with IT
  • become a hospital driver
  • help in a shop
  • help on a stall at an event
  • help prepare lunches for the elderly
  • offer hair dressing at a hospice
  • read to a blind person
  • Foster a dog or become a dog walker
  • learn first aid or become a first responder
  • assist with riding for the disabled
  • help with wildlife rescue
  • work with the Samaritans
  • help with a woodland working party
  • help record ancient trees in woodland
  • help disabled people learn to drive a horse and carriage