7 Benefits of being a Volunteer

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Volunteering is at the very heart of everything that Clan does and it can be an incredibly rewarding experience!

We're here to highlight our top 7 reasons to volunteer in your community and show how beneficial it can be for everyone involved.

Maybe one of them will convince you to get in touch and sign up!

Volunteer with us!

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Make a difference

Volunteering can have an authentic and positive affect on people, communities and society in general. At Clan you can make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer through varies ways of volunteering.

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Learn new skills

Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications. At Clan we pride ourselves in providing important Listening and Support Training as well as providing further learning opportunities for all our volunteers no matter what area you are in.

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Meet new people

Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.

The long-term effects of socialising through volunteering are incredibly positive as well as improving your mental and physical health. Meeting new people can give you a sense of community and involvement which contributes to our wellbeing.

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Get fit and healthy

In many volunteer roles you could find yourself up and about, taking on tasks that you might not even realise are keeping you fit! Clan's Charity shops can be busy places. By keeping them tidy, stocking shelves, and even steaming clothes, you could improving your fitness by the minute. Our event volunteering roles are also a sure way to keep you on your toes with lots of cheering, organising, and stall manning on the go!

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Add to your CV

Adding volunteering to your CV can be a way of showcasing different skills that employers might find valuable. As well as providing detail about your role it will also show that your willingness to work within teams and try something new.

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Improve confidence

When you do something you feel is valuable for the community, you may get a feeling of triumph. It might make you feel better about yourself, and feel other things are possible. Increased self-esteem can make you more likely to pursue challenges or set goals that you might not have thought about following before. At Clan we want to empower you to make a difference to the lives of others while improving your own morale and wellbeing through volunteering.

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Be part of a community

Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family. By volunteering with Clan you could make connections throughout our local communities and beyond. Our events will encourage you to meet new people from different backgrounds, and our wellbeing centres are the best place to get a cup of tea and chat to someone you might not have met otherwise.

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