Recently we surveyed our volunteers and asked them how Volunteering has impacted on their lives.
Over 1,700 volunteers responded and here are some surprising results:
Health: 50% Better Physical Health
63% Better Mental Health
69% Self Esteem Improved
Social Life: 52% More Social Events
62% More Friendships
65% Felt Less Lonely
Employment: 60% Skills Increased
60% More Confidence
45% Advanced in Job
Sense of Belonging: 81% of volunteers said that their sense of belonging to their community increased significantly.
This category is where we see the highest impact on volunteers who said they felt they belonged more in their community after volunteering, they were made to feel useful and they were interested in more volunteering.
So… all evidence points to volunteering being good for you help! So go on – give it a go