Could you be a volunteer?
We know that people are experiencing social isolation and inequalities in our community. We also know that by investing in people through volunteering we can reduce inequalities and isolation to build stronger more inclusive communities in line with our aims and objectives. The vast majority of people actively involved in our project are volunteers. We rely heavily upon their hard work and dedication in continuing to deliver quality services.
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites all volunteers is that they find it both challenging and, rewarding. practice.
Below are some of the reasons people choose to volunteer:
- Giving something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly
- Making a difference to the lives of others
- Helping the environment
- Helping others less fortunate or without a voice
- To feel valued and part of a team
- Spending quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
- Gaining 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 and improving one’s employment prospects
- Gaining an accreditation
- Using one’s professional skills and knowledge to benefit others
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
An example of where we need volunteers is in the cafe( Hyperlink to the Community Cafe)
If you are interested in volunteering at New Heights Warren Farm Community project
contact Vicky Bixby 0121-384-2333.