Seven reasons volunteering is good for the soul

Date : 29 May 2019

Volunteering is much more than just giving up spare time or providing help for free. Here are seven surprising ways taking part in a Feeding Britain's Future School Workshop will help you personally and professionally.


1. Expands your network

There will be anywhere from 3 – 6 other volunteers from a variety of FMCG businesses at the workshop with you, so you’re guaranteed to meet someone new – and to learn about what they do, too.

2. Builds your confidence

Many people who put off volunteering with us say they’re nervous to do so. Pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone is scary, but necessary for growth.

100% of volunteers rate their workshop experience as good or excellent, so it can’t be that terrifying!

3. Helps you reflect and build on your own skills and potential

By encouraging the students to identify their own strengths and ambitions during activities, you’ll inevitably end up assessing yourself, too, and it’s nice to have chance to reflect.

Interacting with students also helps you develop your communication and facilitation skills, while new environments can help you see conversations, problem solving and even creativity in a new light.

92% of our volunteers say taking part contributed to their personal development.

4. Inspires you

Rising from 43% beforehand, 73% of students say they’d consider working in food and grocery after attending a workshop – if that isn’t inspiration we don’t know what is! In return you’ll be inspired by the students’ curiosity, enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge.

5. Shows your love

30 of the industry’s top leaders volunteered at a workshop in 2018 – everyone from CEOs to MDs to vice presidents. Follow their lead and show everyone how much you love your job, and your company.

6. Gives you warm fuzzy feelings

99.5% of our volunteers say they’d recommend volunteering at a FBF school session to colleagues or clients, so we know you’ll have a great time.

7. Helps you make a difference

100% of teachers who have had us deliver a workshop say the skills of their students have been developed. Our volunteers make a tangible difference to the future of the industry.

Volunteering at a workshop takes no preparation, register your interest here.