CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Please be aware that during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic all Better Together staff are working from home. The Better Together Helpline is currently operating usual hours, but experiencing high demand due to an increased number of people who are isolated, so do keep trying if you are unable to get through. Some of our other services may be affected so follow us on Facebook and Twitter for further information and regular updates. If you wish to contact a member of our Team, please go to Our Team pages for staff email addresses and work mobile numbers. Thank you. (March 19, 2020)
Volunteering makes you feel good; it makes the most of your talents, helps you learn new skills, builds confidence and can lead to new friendships.
A recent report from the Mental Health Foundation, Doing Good Does You Good says:
Helping others can also improve our support networks and encourage us to be more active. This in turn can improve our self-esteem. It creates a sense of belonging and reduces isolation. Volunteering and helping others can also help us feel a sense of belonging, make new friends and connect with our community.’
We can help you find a volunteering role that matches your interests and availability; even if you can give just a couple of hours now and then, volunteering will make a real difference to you and the organisation you are helping. Maybe you would like to help a local animal charity, or do some physical activity with a Green Gym? Perhaps you are interested in local history or maybe would like to help out at a community lunch club?
You can search for volunteer opportunities on Voluntary Norfolk’s volunteer database where hundreds of charities and voluntary groups advertise their volunteering needs. With over 300 different roles advertised at any one time, so there is sure to be a volunteering opportunity that’s right for you!