Global Voluntary Development Association

About Volunteering

Through Volunteering you can:

Have a little fun-Volunteering is an excellent leisure activity. Most volunteers get great enjoyment from what they do – that’s why they keep on doing it.

Meet new friends – The social side of volunteering should not be forgotten. Getting involved with volunteering will allow you to meet lots of different kinds of people and make new friends.

Get results- Volunteering can make a real difference to the lives of individuals, the community and the environment. As a volunteer you will get immense satisfaction at seeing the results of your hard work. That is what it’s all about after all.

Take on a challenge – Getting involved in something new can be a real challenge. Volunteering can help you achieve personal goals, develop new skills and practice your talents.

Improve your health – Volunteering exercises both the mind and the body. You can escape from your daily routine and do something different and that’s a tonic in itself.

Move to pasture new-volunteering contributes to personal development. If you are thinking about your career, thinking about getting a job or returning to work, the experience you gain as a volunteer can be useful.

Part of something bigger – Volunteering can connect you to the community you live in and make you feel part of something outside your family or circle of friends.