You gain confidence.
Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
You make a difference.
Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
You meet people.
Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
You can be part of a community.
Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
You learn new skills.
Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
You can take on a challenge.
Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
You have fun!
Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.