I really enjoy volunteering, aside from connecting with others, being out in the fresh air and getting some exercise, seeing the tangible, visible improvements in the community where I live is very rewarding. Observing others getting involved whether with our group, other volunteer groups or just making a difference on their own, however big or small is great to see. The general benefits of volunteering are well known and include
- connects you with others, builds bonds and creates friends
- builds self-confidence and self-esteem
- important for physical and mental health
- important for a sense of purpose
I hear it often being said “it’s someone else’s responsibility” to do this stuff, I guess my view is it is all our responsibility. Today, if something is spotted that needs improving and it’s safe to tackle then volunteers in the Ivers are very proactive and tend to just get on with it.. less talk – more action!. It’s true what they say, every little improvement makes a huge difference”.