Volunteer work

Volunteering means any activity that involves spending time doing something that aims to benefit the environment, an individual or groups of individuals without being paid to do so.

Volunteering has benefits:

  • it allows people to give something back to the community
  • it can make a positive difference to people's lives
  • it enhances knowledge and experiences
  • it provides an opportunity to develop and improve skills, eg skills relating to teamwork, planning, organising and communication will be developed by volunteering in a youth club
Montage image comprised of 4 examples of volunteering: a young woman caring for an elderly woman, teenagers collecting litter, young people sorting donations, young woman caring for a disabled child