It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone. As alluded to in previous blogs, volunteering has a much needed positive impact on wellbeing and life satisfaction. The benefits don’t stop there – it can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, whilst boosting your confidence and employability. Luckily for GWAAC, and countless other charities, volunteering is becoming more popular too. According to NCVO, in 2017/18, 20.1 million (38%) people in the UK volunteered formally at least once a year and 11.8 million (22%) of people did so at least once a month. How wonderful to know that we are a nation of kind hearted, charitable souls!
GWAAC is incredibly fortunate to call some of these generous types not only volunteers, but friends. Volunteers’ Week takes place from 1 – 7 June every year and for us here at GWAAC, it’s a brilliant excuse to celebrate our truly wonderful volunteers and to say a resounding “Thank You”. In spite of lockdown putting an end to volunteering so far in 2020, we still have plenty to be thankful for:
Above all, thank you for your unfailing support – you are always there for GWAAC and the communities we serve together. Getting to work with such selfless, thoughtful, dedicated people is a privilege and an utter joy – how lucky are we to have you in our GWAAC family!
If you’d like to be part of GWAAC’s Ground Crew then find out how you get involved here.