A volunteer is someone who contributes their time, skills and experience to an organisation or group and gives their time for free. In return, a volunteer may gain work experience, broaden their own skills, develop new interests and become more involved with the community.
Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications. Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.