There are many reasons to volunteer. You may be looking to gain work-experience, a reference, boost your CV or learn new skills. You may want to keep active and busy, meet new people, build social and professional networks or just help out.
Not only do volunteers do really important work to support local charities and communities, people who volunteer report better mental and physical health, improved life satisfaction and better social well-being. A UK study published in March 2020 found that volunteering generally made people as happy as about an extra £1000 in annual income.
It depends! You could volunteer every week or once a month or even just lend a hand now and again with occasional events and odd jobs.
We’re always looking for Digital Volunteers, support tutors, café volunteers and people who can help us set up events, do odd jobs or move furniture around. If you think you can help us out or to find out more about volunteering opportunities at The Hope Foundation contact us.