development

Further Information - Volunteering

Thinking about Volunteering? Here’s all the information you need to help get started!

development

Further Information - Volunteering

Thinking about Volunteering? Here’s all the information you need to help get started!

Volunteering is a way to give a chosen amount of time to an organisation or charity for free.

This can benefit you both personally and professionally:

  • Volunteering is a great way to make new friends that share similar interests and goals. It is also a great way to meet new people if you are new to an area.
  • Building contacts professionally can allow you to discover new opportunities, it is always worth thinking about professional connections which can also be done online through creating a profile on Linkedin.
  • Learning new skills and building on existing skills is a great way to boost your chances of employability which you can showcase in your CV and job interviews.
  • Connecting and engaging with your community, allows you gain a deeper connection with your community through meeting people and giving something back to the local area. It can also allow you to discover events and organisations within your area.
  • Expanding interests and hobbies
  • Volunteering allows you to gain work experience many specific skills and transferable skills can be learned. It also shows employers that you are willing to volunteer your time and help the local community.
  • Improved self-confidence through learning and developing skills, meeting new people and doing good for others and the community. Volunteering allow you to enter something bigger and can give you a sense of pride, place and identity.                                                                                  
  • Improving health and mental wellbeing, volunteering helps combat stress, anxiety and depression. The social contact element of volunteering such as helping and working with others has a positive impact on your overall psychological wellbeing.

Volunteering opportunities:

https://www.heritagelincolnshire.org/volunteer

https://parish-of-boston.org.uk/support-us/volunteer-opportunities/

https://www.butterflyhospice.org.uk/volunteering

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/find-an-opportunity

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/support-us/Volunteer/meet-our-volunteers/placements/

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