Volunteering comes in many different forms. official organisations to informal gatherings of locals with a specific common goal; such activities can help supplement the activities in the community – especially in a period of austerity which we all face in the mid to late 2010’s.
From the Scouts and Guides helping out in their locale, school pupils helping maintain the sites their schools are based at, to senior citizens coming together to practise their skills which have been amassed over the decades, to small volunteering ventures of a few people cleaning their own street.
The value of volunteering can never be understated. When you get involved in volunteering you will find people with common interests to you and you can expand your community outreach and social network of people. Over the long term this will support greater social inclusion.