In Mapesbury, we conducted a survey among our volunteers which showed that most have found volunteering rewarding and enjoyable. 62% have said they will continue volunteering indefinitely. There is growing evidence that community volunteering is linked to improved mental health and wellbeing. Some of the benefits of volunteering include improved social connections mental health and wellbeing. Even helping with seemingly small tasks like shopping or picking up a prescription can make a significant difference to the lives of local residents. Volunteering can be mutually beneficial as local residents receive the support they need and local volunteers meet their neighbours, make new friends, boost their social skills and feel the reward of giving back to their local community. Committing to a shared activity together can be one of the best ways to make new friends and strengthen existing relationships. Volunteering can be a great way to meet new people and strengthen community networks, build support systems and social capital, through sharing information, resources, and mutual aid.


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