Volunteering is one of the most rewarding and worthwhile contributions to the community and society you can make.
Dale Smith – volunteer
It benefits local communities and it also benefits you as the volunteer. You’ll have the satisfaction of making a difference to people’s lives. And, we also know that volunteering can help you to gain:
Refugees and asylum seekers can gain particular benefits from volunteering. Click on more information for refugees.
Volunteering is fun and helps give a purpose to your days. I enjoy meting people and I feel I am making a positive contribution to society.
Masresha Agze - volunteer
Volunteering does not guarantee you a job, but it can greatly improve your chances.
94% of employers believe that volunteering can add to skills
73% of employers would employ a candidate with volunteering experience over one without
58% believe voluntary work experience can be more valuable than experience gained in paid employment
Through volunteering you can try out different kinds of work. If you are already working, volunteering can help you change direction.
Volunteering has given me a chance to further my ambition and career.”
Rosie Henry - volunteer