Would you like to volunteer?
Volunteering has a positive impact on
Volunteering supports mental and physical health by providing stimulation, something to do, exercise, as well as routine and structure in life. The social aspect of volunteering provides the opportunity to be socially connected buffering the effects of depression, loneliness and isolation.
The additional benefits in terms of positive outcomes for volunteers are the feel good factor of making a contribution to the lives of others and being appreciated and valued for what they do as a volunteer.
For some, volunteering can be a route
to employment, or a chance to try something new which `may` lead to a career
- Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
- Developing existing skills and knowledge
- Enhancing a CV
- Improving one's employment prospects
- Gaining an accreditation
- Using one's professional skills and knowledge to benefit
The range of
opportunities on offer is endless. From sports coaching to fundraising, eBay
trading to mentoring, volunteering is a great way to hone your career skills in
an area that interests you.
If you are interested visit our website: www.volunteerhartlepool.org.uk or contact Hartlepool Adult Education for more information.