Wondering what the big deal is about volunteering?

  1. The more we give, the happier we feel. Doing good in your community and helping others does great things to your brain activity.
  2. You can try out a new career through volunteering, without committing long-term.
  3. You’ll make valuable contacts in organisations and businesses that benefit your study and career.
  4. You’re helping your community build resilience.
  5. Volunteering can keep your body moving and helps with health and fitness.
  6. Volunteering provides a sense of purpose.
  7. Employers will see you’re proactive, motivated, and keen to learn new skills.
  8. Volunteering with animals reduces your stress levels.
  9. You’ll learn about new cultures and ways of life.
  10. Volunteering with people reduces depression and social isolation in the community.
  11. You’ll get a natural sense of accomplishment.
  12. You’ll make new friends.
  13. By engaging with people outside of your usual social circle, you’ll increase your sense of empathy.
  14. You can spend more time doing what you love by merging your interests and volunteering.
  15. Your volunteering will motivate the next generation of volunteers.
  16. Volunteering at events means you can participate and contribute in something you enjoy.