Our region is brimming with amazing charities and charitable organisations which help people in all walks of life. The one thing they all have in common is the need for help from volunteers.
Giving time at Christmas (and at other times of the year), not only benefits the organisations you’re working with but can help you in several ways too.
From relieving stress, anxiety and depression to providing a sense of purpose and helping you form new relationships, the benefits of giving your time can be enormous. And there are so many opportunities to reach out and help people in your local area. Here are just a few ideas of the organisations that might appreciate your time:
- Community theatres
- Local animal shelters or wildlife centres
- Youth organisations, sports teams
- Hospitals and hospices
We’ve spoken to some charity organisations in the North East to find out how we could all help by giving a little bit of our time around Christmas and into the new year.