Friday, 22 July 2011

Volunteering- Reasons and Benefit

Different types of people volunteer for many different reasons, but one thing that unites them all is that they find it challenging, rewarding and varied.

Volunteering can add a great deal to your life and the lives of beneficiaries of the organisation for whom you volunteer. It offers you a chance to become involved in a specific project or with our organisation Erinlayo, as well as an opportunity to meet new and like-minded people. It also gives you the chance to try out something different to your 'everyday' job or routine life, which may lead on to new career options.

Erinlayo Foundation benefit from the input of volunteers by gaining a new and valued perspective on our work as well as the precious resource of time. Even a small commitment can have a lasting effect on an organisation and the people it represents.

Here are some of the reasons why people chose to volunteer:-

Make a positive difference
Gain skills
Make new friends

Have fun
Keep busy
Use existing skills

Gain work experience
Give something back
Sample a career
Do something different from paid job today;

Volunteering opportunities come in many different guises, from long-term regular commitments to one-off individual or group projects. Above all, it’s a chance to make a real difference.