We encourage involvement, and we encourage everyone to be a Global Citizen.
Being actively involved in the world is not only about giving, even if that is your main motivation. For most people it’s an exchange of skills, knowledge and experience that can benefit the giver as much as it does the receiver.
Anyone and everyone can get involved. It doesn’t matter who you are, how old you are, what you believe in; there are contributions you can make that will make a difference. What you get in return is both priceless and invaluable whatever stage of life you are at:
Meeting new people – building new friendships, reducing isolation and loneliness (yours and others), developing ideas together.
Experiencing different cultures – find out who lives in your community, what their background is, and celebrate the things that make people different.
Building confidence, self-esteem and giving structure to life – young, old, longterm unemployed; there are many people that need to develop a sense of self-worth.
Easing yourself back into work – maybe after bringing up a family, or after major bouts of illness; being able to re-build capacity a step at a time in a “safe environment”.
Trying out a new area of work – looking for a change of job; testing out and/or developing your skills on activities you would like to do in the future.
And if you do it right …..helping people whilst having fun.