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Benefits of volunteering

7 June 2022

According to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), 16.3 million people volunteered through a group, club or organisation in 2020/21. Volunteers month takes place annually in June to recognise the fantastic contribution these volunteers make. If you’re considering volunteering, you may experience the following benefits:

  • Meeting new people. Volunteering in the community provides an opportunity for creating friendships that help to keep loneliness at bay.
  • Enhancing your skills. By doing something new you might learn valuable skills that could help your future job prospects.
  • Making a difference. By choosing a worthy cause close to your heart volunteering could make a difference to the lives of others.
  • Giving something back. Through helping an organisation that’s had a positive impact on your life, you’ll be able to ‘pay forward’ their assistance.

Moreover, volunteering can be good for your mental health. In fact, 80 per cent of volunteers said that volunteer work had improved their sense of well-being, according to Royal Voluntary Service members.

Learn more about how Hazelton Mountford can support charities, CICs and social enterprises on our dedicated page.

Benefits of volunteering