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Volunteering provides many health benefits, for example:
- Increased self esteem and confidence
- A sense of purpose
- It can help to combat depression
- Helps you stay physically healthy
- Helps to establish long relationships
- It's good for your career
- It's good for society
- Volunteering changed my life around - Dougie's story
- Inverness voluntary transport scheme - Robert and Morag
- Inverness voluntary transport scheme - Would you like a lift?
- Volunteer led walks - Alness, Ross-shire
- Volunteer led walks - Broadford, Isle of Skye
- Volunteer led walks - Thurso, Caithness
Should I volunteer?
Find out more about the benefits of volunteering from NHS Choices.
Living it Up - Beginners Guide to Volunteering.
Local Community Groups
Local Community Groups operate in all Highland areas, if you are interested in a volunteering position that is not so regulated, contact your local councillor for information on what groups are available.
18-24 Year Old Age Group
- Highland Third Sector Interface supports communities in the Highlands to develop volunteering opportunities. Read about volunteering information, resources and opportunities
- Third sector volunteering is a worldwide database of volunteering opportunities, to bring volunteers and charities together
- Signpost have offices in Inverness and Nairn and have volunteering opportunities available highland wide
- Volunteer Scotland is a national centre for volunteering
There are many different organisations that have volunteer positions available:
- Alzheimer Scotland
- British Heart Foundation
- British Red Cross
- Citizens Advice
- Highland Hospice
- Home Start
- Maggies Highland
- New Start Highland
- Partnerships for Wellbeing
- Save the Children
- Shelter Scotland
- St Andrews First Aid