Why Volunteer?

Below are some of the reasons people choose to volunteer. For some it provides an opportunity to:

  • Give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person's life, either directly or indirectly.
  • Make a difference to the lives of others.
  • Help the environment.
  • Help others less fortunate or without a voice.
  • Feel valued and part of a team.
  • Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle.
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem.

For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. From this perspective, volunteering can be a way of:

  • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Developing existing skills and knowledge.
  • Enhancing a CV.
  • Improving one's employment prospects.
  • Gaining an accreditation.
  • Using one's professional skills and knowledge to benefit others (usually described as pro bono)

For others, volunteering appeals because of its social benefits. These include:

  • Meeting new people and making new friends.
  • A chance to socialise.
  • Getting to know the local community.

So there are many reasons to volunteer. If you are interested in helping our Society then please give us a ring and we can set up a meeting to discuss what you would like to do.