Time Well Spent

Volunteering with the Burgess Hill Creative Community

We are always interested in our members becoming part of our volunteer team, we believe we can build a stronger more inclusive and compassionate community by providing ways to bring people together in creative ways.

We would love to hear from you if you want to become part of what we are doing, either helping with our existing activities or starting something new!

Volunteering can make you FEEL GOOD!

We value our volunteers and the time they give, in volunteering you can gain new skills, make new friends, increase your self-confidence and self-esteem, and improve your mental and physical wellbeing.

You can be part of the positive community we hope to grow.

Below is an exert from the NCVO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations) major research into volunteering: Time Well Spent: A national survey on the volunteer experience. Published: 01 January 2019, by Amy McGarvey, Véronique Jochum , John Davies, Joy Dobbs and Lisa Hornung.

Benefits of volunteering

Volunteers feel they benefit from their volunteering in a number of ways, with
enjoyment being the highest rated (93%). Those who volunteer frequently
particularly feel these benefits.

The majority of volunteers feel like they make a difference through their
volunteering (90%), and they most commonly feel they make a difference to
an individual’s life (47%) or a particular group of people or issue in society

Many report social benefits from their volunteering. Almost nine in ten
volunteers say they have met new people. Young people aged 18–24 (77%)
and 25–34 (76%) are the age groups most likely to say their volunteering
helped them feel less isolated.

Over three-quarters of volunteers (77%) reported that volunteering improved
their mental health and wellbeing. This benefit was more widespread than
physical health benefits (53%).

Improved employment prospects are the lowest ranked of the listed benefits
(34%) but are more commonly reported among 18–24-year-olds (69%) than
older groups (14% of 55+), and public sector volunteers (41%) than those
giving time to civil society organisations (32%)

Those who volunteer through employer-supported volunteering report the same

benefits as those doing other forms of volunteering (primarily around
enjoyment and fulfilment). Career-related benefits rank lower.
Most volunteers cite benefits that match their initial motivations for
volunteering (to meet people, gain skills, etc) but they also report additional

How to get involved volunteering with The Burgess Hill Creative

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