Volunteer with DEBRA

Did you know that volunteering can greatly improve mental wellbeing (NHS England, 2018)? The act of giving your time stimulates the reward areas of the brain leading to enhanced feelings of happiness and self-worth.

A study by The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) found that 77% of volunteers reported improved mental health, and 69% of 18-24 year olds reported that volunteering improved their employment prospects.

Other benefits include:

  • boosting your confidence and self-esteem
  • developing or showcasing your skills and learning new ones
  • gaining meaningful experience to enhance your CV and career prospects
  • making new friends and forging strong links with your local community
  • enhancing your wellbeing.

I have been a volunteer for DEBRA for six years. I have gained a lot more confidence and learnt new skills, including merchandising and customer service. I have met some great friends and colleagues whilst I have been at DEBRA.

Callum, volunteer DEBRA Davenport

Volunteer at DEBRA East Horsley

There is lots to do in our retail stores, offices or out in the community, and we welcome volunteers of all ages, from all backgrounds to join our team.

Whether you have a specific skill or want to learn something new, no matter how much or little time you have to give, there is a role for you. Our wide range of volunteering opportunities and flexible approach mean that you decide exactly how and where you give your time.

Unleash your potential, apply today.

Apply to be a DEBRA volunteer

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