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October 5, 2020

Not sure what to do next? Ever thought of volunteering?

We’ve all experienced times in our lives where we are not sure what the next move should be, and we find ourselves floundering.

Volunteering is the perfect way to re-discover your interests, passions, and skills.

Even if you are not looking at volunteering as a route to employment Dee from Cheshire West Voluntary Action say that there are many benefits. Here are just a few of them:

Boost your mental and physical wellbeing

Make new friends whilst also boosting your confidence and social skills. It’s a fantastic away to take your focus away from your own worries whilst keeping your brain stimulated in a positive and mindful way.

Try something new!

Explore your interests and passions in a safe and supportive environment where you will get the support and encouragement to flourish.

Develop Skills!

Most skills that you will utilise and learn through volunteering are transferrable to a huge range of roles – whether paid or unpaid.

Boost your career prospects

Employers believe that volunteering adds to employee skills and , as long as you make a good impression, you should be able to use your volunteering as a reference in your job applications.

There is so much more to volunteering than charity shops and fundraising.

Our specialist volunteering partners, Cheshire West Voluntary Action, Warrington Voluntary Action and CVS Cheshire have a wide range of volunteering roles available and participants are genuinely surprised and often excited about the things that they can do that will have a massive benefit to both themselves and their community.

Here’s just a taster of them.

RAF Burtonwood Heritage Volunteer, Angling Assistants ,Exhibitions Volunteer – Culture Warrington, Youth Theatre Assistants ,Police Museum Volunteer, Gardener /Grounds Assistant – RSPCA , Front line receptionist- Cheshire Military Museum, Football coaches, and Business Advisors /Mentors in schools and colleges.

If you live in Warrington or Cheshire and are currently out of work, we can help you reach your potential. Through New leaf you will be allocated a dedicated mentor who will help you gain skills, increase your confidence and ultimately get you closer to employment.

So why not sign up to New Leaf today and make your next move, volunteering.

New Leaf is led by Torus Foundation and is part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and The National Lottery Community Fund.

 

New Leaf Lottery Funded