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Home-Start - Benefits to volunteering with us

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30 April 2019

Home Start Thanet
Builds Community and strengthens your own social network giving you a sense of belonging.

Increases Socializing these skills develop quickly. Social interaction improves physical and mental health; improves brain functioning and lowers risks of depression and anxiety. It even improves your immune system.

Increases skills in the employment market, interaction, new networks, and increased confidence from trying new experiences increase your employability, which improves job opportunities.

Showing commitment and compassion, potential employers, colleges and training organisations view volunteering as such a positive way forward. It shows commitment and initiative…just what we want.

Helping you decide your future, if you have been out of work or study for a while, sometimes a feeling of uncertainty creeps in, volunteering can help you decide which pathway to follow.

Develops emotional stability, by helping us feel connected, it supports positive mental health and can support someone who previously faced their own traumas.

Builds bonds, friendships and builds closer relationships; gives us a sense of connecting with others. It can actually combat loneliness and extend your life expectancy as volunteers tend to be more active and mentally happier.

It’s fun, interesting and rewarding…try it. Contact us now.
Written by:
Sharon Lewis,
Home-Start Thanet
sharonlewis@homestartthanet.org.uk
01843 609665


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