Benefits to Volunteering
- Volunteering opportunities can help you to develop new skills. For example, managing a volunteering project is a great opportunity to develop communication, leadership and project planning skills, as well as improving confidence overall.
- Volunteering benefits your health: “Acts of kindness have the potential to make the world a happier place. An act of kindness can improve feelings of confidence, being in control, happiness and optimism.” (can we attribute this quote?)If not remove itallics.
- Volunteering increases employee engagement. It provides the chance for your employees to give back to the community. It also boosts employee engagement – and engaged employees are happier and more productive. Volunteering helps to create a rewarding and positive workplace; recent statistics from the not-for-profit organisation Employee Volunteering, show that 76 per cent of volunteers said that it had a positive influence on how they felt about their employer.
- Volunteering in your local or child’s school has a host of benefits. It means you build a better relationship with teachers and staff and become more involved in your local community
- Volunteering inspires people. “My daughter was lucky enough to take part yesterday in activity involving volunteers from local businesses, and was raving about it when she got home. All she wanted to talk about when she went to bed was what she wanted to be when she was older, Thank you to the volunteers who gave up their time to come and share their experiences with the children and many thanks to everyone behind the scenes who organised it.” Lindsay Walker, Parent and Teacher, Dearham School