‘I have a busy life’ ‘I don’t have time to volunteer’ ‘I don’t have the right skills’
We all have busy lives; it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous.
Some of these are:
The opportunity to meet and connect with new people – through undertaking a shared activity. The project will be engaging with a range of diverse communities and people in Milton Keynes. This is your opportunity to attend one of the toolkit workshops meet and make new friends in assisting with creating the heritage toolkit.
If you are new to Milton Keynes – the New Town Heritage Project is great to find out about the design and history of the New Town, you have chosen.
The opportunity to build upon skills you already have.
The project will require the use of several different skills, some of which you may already have, or would like to learn.
The opportunity to learn new skills and incorporate them into the project, for example, researching the social history of an area, taking photographs, analysing archival maps, gaining an understanding about architectural design.
Gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and feel a real sense of achievement.
Take on a challenge. Why not challenge yourself to try something different, achieve a personal goal, practise using your skills and discover hidden talents.
Have fun! Have a great time, regardless of what volunteering role or task you are undertaking.