5 reasons why volunteering could be the best thing you do this summer

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Head2Head Sensory Theatre is a volunteer led charity at the forefront of creating opportunities for young children with a wide range of special needs and disabilities to enjoy and get involved in theatre experiences.

Why is volunteering good for you? Here are 5 reasons we think volunteering should be on your bucket list this summer.

Volunteering helps boost your self-esteem and self-confidence

Preparing you for your next step in life’s journey, volunteering can be a fabulous way to meet new people, interact more, put you out of your comfort zone and allow you to achieve more from life, all of which will help boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Volunteering is good for your head

This goes hand in hand with the above. If you are in between jobs or easing yourself back into employment, getting a volunteering placement could improve your mental health in many ways. It will help put you back into the work mindset and back into contact with people and the real world. It is known that ‘doing good for someone else can break tension in the brain and promote a sense of satisfaction and positivity’. In addition to this it helps combat depression and provides a sense of purpose.

Developing a new skillset

Volunteering is a great addition to your CV. You will get the chance to take on roles which may otherwise not be available to you in the paid working world. This will give you the opportunity, not only to discover if it is right for you, but also to help you develop new skills which will help boost your position when you look for paid work later on.

Getting your foot in the door

Choosing to volunteer in a sector that interests you could help set you up for the future. You will have the opportunity to make valuable connections with other people which could help you secure job opportunities later on.

Making an impact on your community

The most important fact about volunteering has to be that it gives you the chance to make a real difference to your community. Whether that’s something small like alleviating a colleague from a task or a bigger project, you have the opportunity to contribute something. Over and above it all you will be part of something bigger than yourself, which is the best reward of all.

Help create a new space for Surrey’s community

Based in an old milking barn on the outskirts of Oxted Head2Head Sensory Theatre wants to give back to the community by making its barn accessible for all so that residents can meet in a warm, safe environment. There is potential for the space to be used by local residents for social gatherings, meetings, fairs and group classes for yoga and mother-toddler users.

Do you want some work experience as a volunteer in Surrey? Do you enjoy working with young people and children? Then you could be one of our volunteers for our summer shows and workshops.

To find out more and apply for a volunteering role contact Anni admin@h2hsensorytheatre.com | 01372 278021