Five reasons we love volunteering!
Welcome to our brand-new Volunteering Blog! We’re big fans of volunteering here at Equal Arts and we wanted to dedicate our very first blog post to five special reasons why:
It’s an opportunity to try something new – Whether it’s developing a new skill, meeting new people, placing yourself in a new environment or focusing on a new phase of your life, volunteering has a knack of refreshing your perspective and keeping you on your toes.
Community is a good thing – It can be easy to forget the value of community and its important to recognise its many forms. Sharing a cuppa and a chat with a group of likeminded people is a simple but important pleasure. Working as a team to make something better gives us a boost and a sense of purpose. Chatting online with fellow volunteers connects people who may never meet in person.
There’s something for everyone – We all have skills, interests and ideas to share and it’s the wealth of knowledge, experience and perspectives that makes volunteering so enriching. If you feel you don’t have the skills or the time, think again! There will be a volunteering role out there to suit your interests and fit around your lifestyle.
You never know where it might lead… - Volunteering is a journey and it should provide opportunities and experiences that sometimes can’t be found elsewhere in life. By giving your time and energy to volunteering, whole new worlds can open up in return.
It really makes a difference – We think volunteering is key to making good things happen. Volunteers make a positive and genuine difference to individuals, groups and communities every day. If your volunteering is a small act or a big commitment, it all adds up to brilliant things happening around us. Everyone’s a winner!
So, there we have it – five reasons why we love volunteering. We hope they’ve given you a little inspiration too! Keep an eye out for more blog posts coming soon all about the wonderful world of volunteering.
Volunteering Blog by Laura Lowther - Equal Arts Volunteer Lead
Equal Arts is busy developing opportunities for individuals, communities and groups to get involved. With your time, skills and enthusiasm we can improve the lives and wellbeing of older people through creativity and arts. For more information on volunteering with our HenPower, Creative Age and Creative Friends projects, please email [email protected]