Blog: Volunteering gave me new skills and more confidence

3rd June 2019

Written by Fletchers Solicitor’s Mental Health Champion and Talent and Resourcing Specialist, Alison Pye.

Volunteering has a positive impact on my mental health and here are my top five top reasons for putting yourself forward.  

  1. Gain confidence in yourself:

    Mingle and speak to those you normally wouldn’t have the opportunity to.  It’s amazing what you can learn, especially if they’re older and wiser than you are.

  2. Make a difference:

    Some of the people you meet won’t have visitors very often. Spending a little time in their company can really makes a difference.

  3. Learn new skills:

    We all know how to do our day to day job, but volunteering can lead to new skills. You never know, you may even have hidden talents you didn’t know about.

  4. Make new friends:

    You can meet like-minded people who have similar interests.


  5. Have fun

    Volunteering is not a chore. It’s fun and you can brighten someone’s day be just being there.

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