Get involved in the community
Get to know the local community, whether you’ve lived in Morpeth for 20 years or have just moved here, you’ll develop a great feel for the people and the place.
Make a difference
It can be incredibly rewarding to contribute something non-financial to a cause or subject you care about.
Gain new experiences
Do something interesting. Don’t let your spare time trickle away – fill it doing something interesting and challenging.
Feel valued and part of a team
Meet new people and make new friends. Widen your circle and horizons by meeting people you might not normally. Volunteering with people who are as passionate about a cause or as interested in a subject as you are, is a great way to meet like-minded people.
Build confidence and self-esteem
Trying something new. Getting out of your comfort zone every now and then can do wonders for your confidence levels.
Share your knowledge and skills
Put your talents to use. Use it or lose it!
Help the environment
Many of our volunteer roles involve work to improve the local environment.
Gain new skills, knowledge and experience
Improve your work prospects. For some, volunteering can be a route to employment. It’s a great way to get a reference, build your CV and improve your employment prospects. Having volunteering on your CV demonstrates that you’re someone with initiative and a rounded life.
Get in to University or Further Education
Get ahead of the competition for university places with some real life experience to add to your UCAS application.
Improve your Health and Wellbeing
There is lots of anecdotal evidence that volunteering has a positive impact on health. Research has also found that volunteering can do everything from helping you to sleep better to boosting your immune system. While you’re busy giving back to your community you could also be getting healthier!
Download the GMDT Handbook for Volunteers (July 2016)
Download GMDT's Volunteers Policy