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Why Volunteer?

Thinking of Volunteering? But don't know where to start?

People volunteer for a number of different reasons, ranging from a desire to learn new skills, have fun or make a difference. Some people just have a good heart and enjoy helping others or giving back to society for their good fortune, others may volunteer to gain skills or work experience. Some want to make the world a better place. Some are completely devoted to the cause, while others simply wish to do their bit where they can.

Firstly think about the sort of thing you would like to do. If you have a particular skill, a particular passion, a particular hobbie, there is often a volunteering role that can use any or all of the above. Or go for something completely different, even take yourself out of your comfort zone! Do you want to use your work skills, or do you want to get down and dirty at grass roots level - literally in some cases! Do you want to work with the elderly, with children, with poorly people, with animals, there is something to suit everyone in the voluntary sector. You can help day times, evenings and weekends, and quite often you can choose your time commitment.

  • Take a tour of all the charities on our website, check them out, and any that resonate with you, contact them directly and offer your services.
  • We can always help you by adveritsing you to our member charities.
  • You can also register with https://www.volunteer.je/

Follow this link for more on why everyone should do a bit of volunteering in their lifetime - it is simply good for you, that's why! https://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-living/volunteering-and-its-surprising-benefits.htm

Just a few of the reasons why you should volunteer:

  • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
  • Developing existing skills and knowledge
  • Enhancing a CV
  • Improving one's employment prospects
  • Gaining an accreditation
  • Using one's professional skills and knowledge to benefit others
  • Meeting new people
  • Making new friends
  • A chance to socialise
  • Getting to know the local community
  • Giving something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person's life, either directly or indirectly
  • A desire to make a difference to the lives of others
  • Good karma
  • Helping the environment
  • Helping others less fortunate or without a voice
  • Feeling part of a team
  • Feeling valued
  • Having quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
  • Building up trust
  • Gaining confidence and self-esteem
  • Finding a volunteering role that suits one's own needs and lifestyle

Contact the administrator if you would like to chat it over first: 01534 840138 or lyn@jerseycharities.org