Thursday, September 29, 2005 | Live | When giving means getting opportunities | Live | When giving means getting opportunities: "When giving means getting opportunities

Volunteering can give you many new skills, build up confidence and increase your overall employability. Plus it's packed with the feel-good factor. So why doesn't everyone do it?

Kate Hilpern
The Guardian

Last year, research found that 11 million people in the UK were waiting to be asked to volunteer, but many found it difficult to identify an opportunity that met their interests and availability. This, explains Justin Davis-Smith, deputy chief executive of Volunteering England (VE), is why 2005 was selected as Year of the Volunteer."

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