Volunteering makes you feel good!
Your volunteering stories
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You won’t regret volunteering!
So many people have told us about how good volunteering makes them feel! Feeling useful and seeing the difference a little help and company can make to others can give your own wellbeing a huge boost. Giving can also help us to focus on the positives and realise that a little local action can make a big difference to society. It can reassure us that we can influence and change things for the better.
Support services are also recognising the role volunteering can play in keeping people well and happy. Health and social care workers want to help people with all sorts of things, but don’t often have the time or the opportunity. They see that volunteers can play an important role in enabling people to have social contact and a bit of fun, even when times are hard.
What people say about their volunteering and how it makes them feel…
Visits take up little of my time and are consistently extremely rewarding
At the end of the day you feel good because you are making someone's day better
It's given me the opportunity to meet wonderful people
It does me good to volunteer as I can get lonely and I enjoy being with people
Volunteering helped me to get a place at University
Volunteering helped me realise that I really enjoyed helping people in the community
It's just as good for the volunteer as it is for the people that are helped
I can see that my visits have cheered him up
Helping out has given me a focus and purpose in the week
It gave me a massive confidence boost, so much so that I started thinking about getting back into some sort of employment again
Making a positive difference in the life of a proud and independent man struggling with the limitations of age