This week it’s Volunteers Week and there is a growing body of evidence about the benefits of volunteering for wellbeing.

There are many reasons to volunteer, but here are five good ones:

- giving your time to a charity makes you realise you can have a positive impact on the local community
- being part of a team of volunteers can help you feel valued and part of a team effort
- it can be a route to employment, where you gain new skills, knowledge and experience – or develop existing abilities and knowledge
- it's a great way to enhance your CV and improve employment prospects
- you get to use your professional skills and knowledge to benefit others

There are other benefits – such as:
- meeting new people and making new friends
- a chance to socialise
- getting to know the local community.

Interested in finding out more?

The good news is that there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for Link Age Southwark. Visit our volunteering pages to find out about volunteering opportunities with a local charity.