volunteering why volunteer Why volunteer What are the benefits of volunteering? Our volunteers tell us how great volunteering makes them feel and what a positive impact it has on their own lives, that's before you even consider how wonderful it is to help others. People often talk about "giving up their time" to volunteer but really you're not giving anything up or having to make a sacrifice. You're using your time in a fulfilling and enriching way and afterwards, you've achieved something positive, you've made a difference. For me, volunteering is as much about developing myself and feeling useful than it is about helping other people, that's just a really brilliant bonus.