Find out how fulfilling it can be to volunteer and give back to the local community, while getting valuable work experience
At Twin, we’re proud to offer English and Volunteering as one of our options, so you can learn English in the classroom, and then put it into practice in a real-world environment. But you may be asking yourself – what are the benefits of volunteering? We’re here to answer that very question, with five of our favourite benefits of volunteering.
1. Connect With Others
Volunteering isn’t limited to any gender, age, race, or nationality. If you volunteer, you’re likely to meet a whole host of different people, who are all working together towards one common goal.
Volunteering is also a great way to help you learn how to work in a team, as well as building camaraderie with others. This is an essential skill in many areas of life, from schools, to the workplace, to family life.
2. Build Confidence
While we offer English and Volunteering to help you put your English skills to test in the real world, volunteering is also a great way to boost your overall confidence – both in the workplace and in daily life.
While volunteering, you’ll be faced with problem-solving tasks on a daily basis, have to work collaboratively with your team, and potentially deal with a range of different people, so it’s a fantastic way to build up your confidence in a hands-on environment.
3. Enhance your CV
Volunteering can also help to boost your career prospects! As well as helping to build your organisational, teamworking, and problem solving skills, it also shows that you care about your community – all things employers look for in their prospective employees.
Being a volunteer also gives you the chance to learn new skills that you might not have had the chance to study in school, or learn in the workplace, so it can be a great stepping stone into a new career.
4. Improve Your Mental Health
It has been shown that volunteering can both improve your mental health, and also help to protect you from mental health issues.
Volunteering can be beneficial to your mental health, as it provides routine, improves self-esteem, and makes people feel good about themselves, all of which have been proven to make a positive impact on mental health. It also provides people with opportunities to make friends, and participate in social activities, further benefitting the mental health of volunteers.
5. Give Something Back
Perhaps the most obvious aspect of volunteering is the one that is overlooked the most – volunteering allows you to give back.
Volunteers help the local area in many ways, like helping young people at school, beautifying the community, or helping the elderly with day to day tasks. Being a volunteer allows you to give back to the people around you, and helps you feel good about what you’re doing.
Volunteering is an excellent way to gain new skills, feel good about yourself, and give back to the local community.
We offer an English & Volunteering course which is open to all nationalities. To learn more about the course, or to apply, click here