Volunteering is more than just contributing to your community and learning new skills. It’s all about engaging with people, making useful connections for your study and career, and enjoying yourself.
Young people bring fresh ideas and positive energy into volunteering roles. Take the lead on this and incorporate social elements to your volunteering:
Connect with fellow volunteers on social media
Bring home-baking to meetings
Invite friends to join you on volunteer projects
Set up a birthday card calendar for your volunteer colleagues
Share and celebrate volunteering successes
You can contribute positively to the personality and energy of an organisation that you volunteer with. Make it fun, and you’ll be a great motivator and role model for other volunteers.