Voluntary work can be hugely rewarding, and a fantastic way to meet people, gain experience, and get involved in the community. Many people volunteer in order to make them feel they are giving something back, and are making a difference to the lives of others. Volunteering can also be a stepping stone to finding out what type of work suits you, or as a first step to gaining enough experience to find permanent work in your area of interest.
There are a huge amount of charities and other organisations who are in need of volunteers, and offer all kinds of opportunities to volunteers who are willing to lend a hand. The time and hours you do can be very flexible, which enables you to fit your voluntary work around your other commitments, and help out as and when you can.
For further information about volunteering, and a list of organisations who are looking for volunteers, please visit the Volunteering page on the Living Well website.