Volunteering and Community

Volunteering and Community

In the wake of the recent Coronavirus Pandemic, economic uncertainty and what feels like a constant struggle, it seems the whole world is out of sync and things are somewhat bleak. But look beyond the headlines and despite the daily challenges faced by Britons across the nation, you’ll find countless acts of kindness and selflessness happening every day.

It may be hard to believe but in these times of austerity there’s still an army of people who are willing to give up their time to volunteer in the community and help those less fortunate. Research carried out by The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) shows that over 14 million people in the UK volunteer their time at least once a month to a charitable cause, organisation or activity, a figure that has stayed stable in recent years.

It’s official - volunteering is holding its own. And as this trend continues more and more businesses are realising the positive impact that volunteering can have on their organisation and exploring opportunities to get involved.

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Why do people do it?

Volunteering provides opportunities to give something back to the community, share skills and experience, learn new things and make new friends. Everyone’s motivation is different, but research shows that regular volunteers repeatedly report that their activities have had a positive impact on their lives.

If you’d like any advice or support with developing your own volunteer policy, please contact me:

Call 07715 370900 or drop me a line to helen@dawsonkaveney.co.uk