How do you know that volunteering is for you? Take a look at the essential personal attributes below, these are key to becoming a great volunteer.
Enthusiasm – a positive attitude is vital.
Common sense – knowing the difference between right and wrong.
Non-judgmental – being able to take an objective view of a person’s problems.
Awareness – being able to recognise other people’s needs.
Reliable – willing to devote a set amount of time regularly.
Compassionate – having and empathy with the plight of a particular person or situation.
Committed – demonstrating your passion for a cause.
Self-confident – able to work both autonomously and as part of a team where necessary.
Good communication – able to relate to both fellow workers and make suggestions for improvements.
Self-assured – able to take constructive criticism.
A shared interest in people who we support activities - i.e. watching Burnley play football. long walks, fishing, cinema, bowling, gardening.
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