THE last year has underlined the important role of volunteers and volunteering in all our lives, and we have all seen and felt the benefits. It is clear that volunteering has a fundamental role in connecting people and communities.
Volunteering is broad, from hyper-local acts of neighbourliness to people working together to address issues in their community and national programmes connecting people to help out where they are needed. It is a way for people to bring together their skills, resources, and time, and it offers volunteers a sense of purpose and fulfilment, a way of taking action on the things that matter to them and providing services and support to people in communities.
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