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The benefits of volunteering

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do and it's good for your health too! If you're thinking about volunteering read on to see why it could be the right thing for you.

It's a great way to gain confidence and give you a chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.

Volunteering can have a real and positive affect on people, your local community, the environment and society in general - you can help to make a difference

If you're looking to make new friends, volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people but also like-minded people just like you.

Perhaps you are new to your area and if so volunteering can help you settle in and feel part of the community. If you're established in your area, your connections and friendships can bring new skills and knowledge to the community working on projects and events together.

Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and maybe a qualification. 

Most of all, volunteering is fun and volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it and what they do.