We live in an age where there is an increasing focus on social capital. Many organisations and businesses now operate a much more socially aware business model than they have in the past. Recognising that the whole of a community also has a role to play in their success, businesses have looked to more innovative ways of engaging the community within. For us as individuals, this can also yield certain benefits. For example, the role of volunteering has grown hugely over the last 20 years or so.
One of the best examples of this is in South Wales. Volunteer Jobs Barry and beyond, have seen an interesting scheme that gives people the chance to work in a new field or gain vital experience in the job market.
Volunteering enables someone to gain a whole new raft of experiences and also build relationships. Through volunteering there can be the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life that normally you would not come into contact with. These engagements on a social level can improve your chances of gaining in the role or improving the working relationships that you already have. Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to network with people and develop new social and professional relationships that otherwise may have been missed out on. If out of work and looking to regain confidence in the workplace volunteering could also provide this. There is also the opportunity to improve the region socially as well.