Volunteering can give you a chance to become more involved in your local community - and it also provides you with a sense of wellbeing.
As well as giving you the opportunity to help others and contribute to a functioning community, it can also increase your self-confidence and provide you with a sense of fulfilment. Many people become a volunteer to increase their social circle, learn new abilities and improve their job skills.
Volunteering is a flexible way to contribute to society, and a number of organisations welcome volunteers to help out. It can be tailored around your normal life, so you could only take part when you are available - such as evenings or weekends. Some people are full-time volunteers, while others only volunteer part time.
For more information, visit our volunteering webpages.