Becoming a volunteer can be personally rewarding.  It is also a valuable way of gaining work experience and can help you give something back to your community.

Even though you'll be giving your time to help others, you'll also increase your own confidence while gaining a sense of satisfaction and achievement. It's a great way to make new friends, and volunteering can help you gain new skills as well as increase your future job prospects.

There are many ways to volunteer depending on how much time you can spare. Full-time, part-time and evening volunteering are offered by various organisations.