Make Volunteering your New Years Resolution for 2020
Volunteering is something that almost anyone can give for free, and you giving your time even a few hours a month volunteering has the power to help improve and transform people’s lives.
The great thing about volunteering is that anyone can do it, really there are no barriers, and everyone can get involved. There are charities and groups across every aspect of our society where you could get involved; such as health, education, environment, community, sports, homelessness, mental health, culture, conservation, .
In every community there are local charities and groups that would be delighted to welcome the help and support of new volunteers to their organisations
As a Volunteer, you will give your time but in return there are many personal benefits you can gain from volunteering. The Royal Voluntary Service highlight the following as some of the most popular benefits you can gain from volunteering
- Helping others
- Meeting and making new friends
- Be part of something
- Make a difference
- Learn & Share new skills
- Exercise values and beliefs
Volunteering doesn’t need to take over your life, just a few hours a week, or just some spare time here and there can have a very positive effect for people in your community.
A good first step is to find the local charity or group which you may have an interest in or a personal connection. You can then connect to the charity or group to find out their projects and find out about volunteering opportunities they have available.