I’ve been volunteering for nearly 4 months with the Tilbury Hub. I provide support and information to people coming into the hub and help with IT related activities such as administration, publicity and social media. I recently set up an activity called Crash Tech where I support people with IT queries and have got involved in organising an event.
I decided to volunteer as a way of giving back to the community and to do some good locally. Since I’ve been volunteering I’ve noticed a lot of changes in me. My social skills have certainly improved and I have become a more confident and approachable person. It has also helped me to refresh my IT skills since leaving full time education.
I enjoy helping people with IT needs and it also makes me feel good about myself. I would recommend volunteering as it’s a good way of keeping busy and you meet nice people. It also makes your CV and application form look more appealing to prospective companies if you are looking for employment.
Volunteering is worth it, so give it a go!
I have been a volunteer for over 30 years, I have been a cub scout and was also in the Military for a number of years. I am happy to do everything that is available within the Hub whether that be manning the desk welcoming the public, or joining in the events throughout the day. I often help out with the Games afternoon on a Friday.
Volunteering helps me give back to the community and help those in need! Volunteering has helped me improve socially and has helped me know how to respond to certain situations. I recommend volunteering it is a fantastic opportunity that should be taken full advantage of!