The benefits of volunteering

Volunteering offers many benefits

In a competitive world, every little bit of experience and inspiration on your CV can make all the difference. It could be the critical thing that makes you stand out from the crowd and could determine whether a job offer is received in the first place.

For this reason, and many more, senior school pupils should consider volunteering to give themselves, and those who they help, a real boost.

Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for the volunteer as it can enhance existing skills and give the opportunity to learn new ones.

It has also been proven that volunteering can help improve mental and physical health, reduce stress, combat depression, and help with all-round well-being.

Obviously, the more anyone volunteers, the better it is for them, but even the shortest regular period of volunteering can work wonders. So why not give it a try?

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Connects you to others
  • It’s good for your mind and body
  • It can help advance your career
  • You can make a difference
  • Brings fun and fulfillment to your life
  • Boosts your confidence
  • You can learn new skills

The Forth Valley Student Association are holding a Volunteer Fair on Tuesday 8 October – click here for more information.

You can also find out more about volunteering opportunities at