Volunteering in Wiltshire
Volunteering is a fantastic way to support mental and physical health and improve your overall sense of wellbeing.Its also a great way to make new friends.
Recent studies have shown that volunteering can help to offset the negative effects of depression, loneliness and social isolation by providing routine, structure and social connection as well as increased resilience to stress.
Volunteering is good for your health and good for your local community, even a few hours a week can make a huge difference to the groups and organisations that need your help.
People from all walks of life and with many different skills and backgrounds choose to volunteer and there are hundreds of ways you can make a difference.
How Can I Volunteer?
If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering take a look at the service directory for organisations that appeal to you.
What Is A Volunteer?
Volunteering is an unpaid activity where someone gives their time to help a not-for-profit organisation or an individual who they are not related to.
One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together.
Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. However, volunteering is a two-way street, and it can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.