Benefits of Volunteering.

The benefits of volunteering mean different things to different people; here are some:

  • Increased confidence
  • Meeting new people and making new friends
  • Improved organisational skills
  • Boosting your CV
  • Giving something back
  • Doing something different to the day job
  • Improved career options and opportunities
  • Opportunity to gain experience in a number of different roles
  • Development of transferable skills and knowledge
  • Taking on new challenges in a safe environment and the opportunity to move outside your comfort zone
  • Being active and improving your health and wellbeing
  • Having fun!

If you are a club or organisation looking for volunteers you should look to follow safe recruitment of staff and volunteers. This guidance is set out by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and can be found here