Volunteering our time and resources to the causes we believe in can be one of the most rewarding things we can do. The sense that we have dedicated a piece of ourselves to help others is an incredibly empowering and noble act which should be commended.
National Volunteer Week takes place between from the 14th-20th May 2018. The week is dedicated to highlighting the fantastic work volunteers across the country put in to selflessly help others. As a nation we are famed for our goodwill as well as our self-deprecation. National Volunteer Week shines a light on the generosity of people within our communities which, due to our natural self-deprecating ways, we could do with a helping hand promoting!
The theme of National Volunteer Week 2018 is Volunteering Builds Better Communities and this is something that cannot be underestimated. So many charities and their volunteers support and supplement vital gaps in communities, from volunteer-led mental health services to groups protecting our environment and everything in between.
The beauty of volunteering is that it not only benefits your community, it also benefits each individual volunteer. It brings people together, creates stronger bonds between members of a community and on a personal level can build ones confidence and self-esteem.
So what are you waiting for?!
If you are not already a volunteer why not see what charities and volunteer-led groups are working within your community? They will certainly appreciate the extra help!