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Local Volunteering

Local Volunteering

Why do volunteering

Local volunteering is about helping others by giving your own time to a good cause. As well as benefiting yourself by having the chance to demonstrate your talents and develop new skills.

It helps you create a positive impression, makes you more innovative, creative and gives you a range of useful skills.

Volunteering allows you to make a make a difference to something that is important to you as well as having the opportunity to give back to the community and supporting others along the way.

Whether you are a young person or somebody with the time to commit, volunteering to something that you are interested in can open you up to further opportunities.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone, whatever your age, back ground or work experience, you will have a skill that someone needs. Volunteers are happier and healthier than non-volunteers. During later life, local volunteering is even more beneficial than exercising and eating well. Older people who volunteer remain physically functional longer, have more robust psychological well-being, and live longer. For some, community volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change.

10 benefits of volunteering

  1. Gain confidence and self – esteem
  2. Make a difference to the lives of others
  3. Meet new people, form new relationships
  4. Be part of a community, feel valued and part of a team
  5. Learn new skills
  6. Develop existing skills
  7. Stretch yourself with a challenge
  8. Give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly
  9. Make a difference to the lives of others
  10. Enhance your CV
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Volunteering, at home or abroad, gives you the chance to vote every day about the kind of community and world you want to live in. Without people who are willing to sacrifice their time and skills to meaningful causes, a lot more people and animals would be worse off.

Not sure what you want to volunteer in?

You should begin where your passions lie and what is important to you. Allow yourself to create positive change in the world. If your actions are led from a place of passion all the hard work will be worth it, you will be more committed to the cause and as a result, your impact will be that much bigger.

What volunteer opportunities do we offer?

We offer young people to volunteer onto our Humanutopia Heoroes Journey.

Humanutopia heroes journey is a student led community volunteer programme where young people have the ability to make a difference in their school and community as well as develop themselves as young people along the way. We also now offer work experience at HU.

Heroes develop skills through school organised activities:

  • Volunteering onto the programme
  • Heroes training
  • Supporting the delivery team with human utopia courses
  • Committing their own time to plan and deliver their own lessons with younger year groups
  • Delivering assemblies
  • Organising whole school human utopia themed weeks
  • Peer mentoring
  • Continue evaluation of own development
  • Volunteering in the community
  • Transition summer schools

Find out more at the Heroes Journey

Do it for you and others

Local volunteering is an excellent way to boost your career prospects. It helps you create a positive impression, makes you more innovative, creative and gives you a range of useful skills.

READ  Volunteering - A Gateway to Employment

Get out and volunteer now!

 

 

 

 

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