With the summer months approaching, you might find that you have a bit more extra time on your hands. If that is the case then why not consider participating in a volunteering scheme?
Benefits of volunteering:
- Not only can volunteering be a fun experience but it can also be a social one too. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, make new contacts and also increase your social and relationship skills.
- The ‘good feeling’ aspect of volunteering definitely can be felt, as volunteering can help raise self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Not only is volunteering good for mental health but it is also good for physical health too. It provides a great opportunity to keep fit and do a good deed at the same time.
- Volunteering can help increase your career prospects. As a volunteer, you will gain valuable job skills and experience. All which looks great on your CV!
Volunteering in Rickmansworth
Over the next few months there will be volunteering opportunities available to all ages. Rickmansworth Web will provide you with all the opportunities that are currently available.
Oxfam in Rickmansworth: The Oxfam shop is recruiting volunteers to work in the shop Monday to Saturday. The shift can be either morning or afternoon. For full information and to apply, pop in store for a chat.
Watersmeet: Watersmeet in Rickmansworth is a community venue that relies on volunteers to support them with managing events. As a volunteer, you will be provided with full training and a fun, fast paced working environment. For more information call: 01923 711063
Rickmansworth Waterways Trust: The environmental charity has a number of volunteering roles, which can last anywhere from a few weeks to indefinitely. Roles can vary from boat crews to educational roles. Each role will provide the volunteer with real opportunities to gain experience and develop new social and professional skills. To apply, pop into the Canal Centre.
W3RT Volunteers Fair, Wednesday 4th June 2014: To celebrate Volunteers Week (1-7 June 2014), a volunteers fair is being organised. The fair invites local community and voluntary groups to set up stalls and raise awareness of their volunteering services. The fair is also a great opportunity for potential volunteers to find the perfect group that they would like to offer their services to. For more information call 01923 216950.