Welcome to #30mins30days in September! Every day we will suggest an activity which you can do right here in Falkirk to get you active, whether mentally or physically. Please let us know what activities you are trying by joining in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #30mins30days. We look forward to seeing which activities prove popular and to see who is trying something new!
DAY 5: VOLUNTEERING
Here at Falkirk Community Trust we have many opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. Whether it be in our Heritage Archives, or in our parks, or helping out at one of our many events such as Duathlons or with Active Schools, there are lots of options to choose from.
The benefits of volunteering:
Give your CV a boost – Timebank’s survey of some of the UK’s leading businesses and 73% said they'd employ someone who has volunteered over someone who hasn't.
Get back into work - It’s a great way to get a reference and fill gaps in your work experience. You can also try out different types of work to get a taster - which can really help you if you’re looking for a job or want to change direction.
Improve your confidence – You’ll learn and do things that you might not normally get the chance to - this can be a real confidence boost.
Improve your health- While you’re busy giving back to your community you could also be getting healthier! Research has found that volunteering can do everything from helping you to sleep better to boosting your immune system.
Meet new people– you’ll probably meet people from different cultures and backgrounds that you might not normally. Volunteering with people who are as passionate about a cause as you are, is a great way to meet like-minded people.
Keep an eye on our news items page and on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming volunteering opportunities.
One of our approaching opportunities is at Muiravonside Country Park. Following our summer break will we will be having volunteering session on 23rd September 10am – 3pm. We will be doing some work on the entrance to the park clearing vegetation and trimming trees. Please come prepared for all weathers, sturdy boots and steal toe caps if you have them. Please bring lunch and anything else you might need for the day. All tools and gloves will be provided. You can contact our Countryside Ranger to sign up for this opportunity!
(No under 16’s unless accompanied by an adult.)
Friday, 4th September 2015