Volunteering makes you feel good!

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Your volunteering stories


Young volunteers tell their stories


Helping out at the Car Scheme


"A sense of purpose and a reason to wake up in the morning"

Videos by Hepburn Photography

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…


Open quotation marks Visits take up little of my time and are consistently extremely rewarding Close quotation marks

Open quotation marks At the end of the day you feel good because you are making someone's day better Close quotation marks

Open quotation marks It's given me the opportunity to meet wonderful people Close quotation marks

Open quotation marks It does me good to volunteer as I can get lonely and I enjoy being with people Close quotation marks

Open quotation marks Volunteering helped me to get a place at University Close quotation marks

Open quotation marks Volunteering helped me realise that I really enjoyed helping people in the community Close quotation marks

Open quotation marks It's just as good for the volunteer as it is for the people that are helped Close quotation marks

Open quotation marks I can see that my visits have cheered him up Close quotation marks

Open quotation marks Helping out has given me a focus and purpose in the week Close quotation marks

Open quotation marks It gave me a massive confidence boost, so much so that I started thinking about getting back into some sort of employment again Close quotation marks

Open quotation marks Making a positive difference in the life of a proud and independent man struggling with the limitations of age Close quotation marks

 

 

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