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!