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I like Volunteering. It gives me something to look forward to, and somewhere different to go. I enjoy meeting new people, and using my secretarial skills to help with reception work, printing and taking phone calls.
Volunteering gives you confidence in your own abilities and teaches you to do things using your own inititave.- Tom
I volunteer because I think working with people makes me feel good, and I like interacting with people. Volunteering is all about offering yourself, your time, without expecting anything in return. It helps with physical health, mental health and makes you feel good because you are interacting with different kinds of people from different backgrounds.-Smiley
I volunteer because the contact with other people makes me better and helps me to develop new skills, including my English speech and listening.
Volunteering is much more than giving your time to help someone. It is sharing in experiences and making others feel important.- Allysson
I like volunteering because it gives me a structure to my day. It helps me to meet people from all different countries and nationalities. Also, I like interacting with people, because volunteering is good for your mental health. You don’t concentrate on yourself. It’s all about the other people that you’re helping.- Louise
I volunteer next to my full-time job supporting two LGBT organisations. These positions mean a lot to me. I get to engage myself in a local community, applying the knowledge I have while learning a great deal more.
At a practical level, there is experience and the growth of one’s network to gain. While at a personal level, there are great friendships and eventful spare time activities to get involved in.- Thomas