The Importance of Volunteering

April 7, 2020by mark0

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The realisation that every single passer-by is living a life as vivid and as complex as our own is known as ‘sonder’ and whilst it can be overwhelming, it often adds a lot of understanding to the volunteering statistics that are collected by various organisations. After all, it is thought that just 22% of the UK population volunteer their time and energy to a charity each year. With this said, it can be difficult to fit such activities into a busy schedule! Here at Speed of Sight, we want to raise awareness about the importance of volunteering in the hope that it will inspire more people to actively search for these pockets of time. Read on to find out more…

Inspires Others

It is no secret that the human race leads by example and this means that the sheer act of volunteering can inspire other people to devote their time too. After all, it is very easy to make a difference at a charity as an extra pair of hands to take care of behind the scenes task like organising, cleaning and providing support where required.

Another Form of Donating

There is a common misconception that charitable organisations in the UK will only accept monetary donations. In actual fact, there are dozens of different ways to help a charity and volunteering one’s time and energy is a highly beneficial tool and a lot of charities will gladly make use of such generosity. After all, it is often seen as another form of donation that those who are not in a position to part of with cash can utilise.

Changes Lives

Although the number of registered charities in the UK continues to rise each year, each and every single one provides an essential and life changing service. With this said, there are a handful of charities that are limited by the number of people on their team rather than the number of donations that they receive which means that volunteers are more important than people tend to realise. As a result, a charities ability to change lives depends on a wide range of
factors.

Here at Speed of Sight, our team of dedicated volunteers are integral to our ability to provide driving experiences for the blind and disabled across the country. After all, a large percentage of charity work is reliant on the generosity of others and the donations, charity fundraising and volunteering work that they are able to provide. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the Speed of Sight team today!

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