Volunteer benefits
and stories

Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering is all about making a difference in your community; it also benefits you personally as it offers the chance to:

  • act on your values, passions and interests
  • make new friendships and create professional networks
  • gain work experience and learn new skills
  • enjoy new social and cultural experiences
  • develop personally and build confidence
  • enjoy better physical and mental health
  • challenge yourself in a supportive environment
  • feel warm and fuzzy about helping your community
  • have fun!

Volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than those who don’t volunteer. Just a few hours of volunteer work can make a difference to your happiness and mood!

Volunteer stories

Do you know a volunteer making a difference in their community? Share their story with us to have it featured on this page!