Volunteering is a voluntary act by an individual or group, freely giving time and labour for community service. Individuals volunteer for Resonate Together and Resonate Together in turn volunteers for our Community.

Why Volunteer?

The benefits of volunteering can last a lifetime – not only for those you help, but for you as well. Many non-profit organisations rely on volunteers to accomplish day-to-day objectives and to reach long term goals. Most non-profits would not be able to do the important work they do without the power of volunteer work. Resonate Together is one of them.

Nothing gets done by one person alone, which means we have to band together to make the changes we want to see in the world. Volunteerism has indeed been the fuel to the fires of change, both in local communities and on international fronts. Volunteering is one of the most powerful ways to make a difference, to help others and, as an added bonus, to enhance your wellbeing.

Read about some of the amazing benefits of volunteering below and get in touch today!

Meet new people and build community

Fancy making some new friends? Being part of a team with a common goal will help you form bonds with strangers that can be life changing. Volunteering means helping people, and that means you’ll be creating meaningful relationships with others and enjoying more social interactions.

Gain knowledge and understanding of other ways of life

Volunteering might take you to a new part of our community, which you have never been to before. Our programmes can give you the opportunity to bring people into your social network you otherwise wouldn’t get to meet; and learn from those who come from different walks of life.

Gain a sense of purpose and become happier

Volunteering has been shown to give you a sense of accomplishment and to increase feelings of happiness. And who wouldn’t want that?

Boost your self-esteem

Spending time as a volunteer has been shown to improve your self-esteem. The more opportunities you take to learn new skills and gain knowledge, the more fully you will develop as a person. And what better place to develop those skills than in your own community?

Advance your career by improving job prospects

Volunteering will offer you skills that can be used to further your career development. If you want to change to a new career, especially into a new environment or sector, volunteering in that field can help you develop the skills and knowledge you will need.

Accrue the health benefits of volunteering

There are loads of physical benefits that come from volunteering. Spending meaningful time with others can reduce stress and has positive health effects on our bodies. Reduced stress translates into several physical health benefits – you could sleep better, get sick less often, and even prevent heart disease! In fact, some studies have even found lower mortality rates in volunteers vs non-volunteers in older adults.

Increase your brain functioning

Every volunteer opportunity has its own set of tasks, and these tasks might require you to learn a new skill set and challenge yourself. This means you’ll be keeping your brain busy and limber! Volunteering has been shown to increase your ability for problem solving, increase your long-term and short-term memory, and reduce your risk of developing age-related diseases such as Alzheimers. So, time to get started! Get in touch today!