What is volunteering?

Volunteering is about giving your time and energy to a good cause. You don’t get paid, but you do get to use your talents, develop skills, and experience the pleasure that comes from making a real difference to other people’s lives.

Do good, feel good

Thinking about how you want to benefit from volunteering is a good start to finding an opportunity that’s right for you.

  • Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
  • Meet people.Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends. Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.
  • For more information on Volunteering opportunities check out the Bournemouth Young Volunteers website page:
  • http://www.bournemouthcvs.org.uk/YoungVolunteersAward.asp Up to date information on Volunteering opportunities can also be found at https://www.facebook.com/BYVActionSquad/
  • Volunteering Stories

    Watch and hear about Alysha’s volunteering in Bournemouth.