The Benefits of Volunteering

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Greening Steyning relies on volunteers so let’s have a look at the awesome benefits our volunteers gain in return!

First off, volunteering is a fantastic way to make a positive impact on your community. Whether you’re assisting at a local food bank or working with environmental organisations, you’re actively contributing to the well-being of those around you. 

Volunteering is also a brilliant opportunity to develop new skills. You can gain valuable experience in areas like communication, teamwork and problem-solving. These are the kind of skills that will come in handy in all aspects of life, from your career to your personal relationships.

Importantly there’s also the chance to meet people. Volunteering brings together a diverse range of individuals. You’ll make friends from all walks of life, each with their own unique experiences and perspectives. A great opportunity to expand your social circle!

It’s proven that volunteering can boost your mental and physical well-being. The act of helping others is said to reduce stress levels, improve self-esteem, and increase happiness. Plus, many volunteer opportunities involve physical activity, such as gardening, which can keep you active and fit.

Last but not least, volunteering can be a gateway to discovering your passions and interests. That couple of hours you spend volunteering each week might just lead you down a whole new career path or spark an exciting new hobby!

Steyning is rich in opportunities to lend a hand, and Greening Steyning has a variety of projects all looking for extra help. Consider the time you have available and see what appeals to you. The Farmers Market is just an hour or so a month, the Repair Café welcomes anyone with any repairing skills just once a month, the Community Fridge is looking for drivers to collect food from supermarkets or to give it away, up to twice a week. Or maybe your thing would be the Energy Helpdesk. Interested in nature? – the Biodiversity group need extra help.  

You can see all the opportunities currently available here