Volunteering is good for your mind and body
Volunteering can provide a sense of purpose. Whatever your life situation, volunteering can take your mind off your own challenging times by providing a focus and a feeling of doing something good for others.
Physically, volunteering can also take you outside into the fresh air or present you with opportunities to become involved in more active pursuits.
Volunteering can advance your career
If you are considering a change of career or are about to embark on employment, volunteering can help you gain experience in your area of interest and meet people in the field that you are interested in. It is the chance to try out a new career without a full commitment.
Volunteering can enable you to practise important skills used in the workplace such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving and organisation.
Teach Valuable Skills
Volunteering can teach you valuable job skills. Retail experience can be gained by volunteering in the LINC charity shop or personal skills can be advanced by helping out at a public event.