Mixing it up

One of my main criteria when looking for a volunteering opportunity is that it’s not too much like my actual job.  Not that I don’t love my actual job of course.  Just that I like the idea that any volunteering I choose to do will challenge me in slightly different ways to my 9-5 office work.  So, while it can be great to utilize your professional skills and training in your voluntary role, it can be a lot more fun to do something completely different.

Here at TimeBank we’ve got a finance manager reading to primary school children, a communications manager mentoring a teenager and a member of our youth team helping older people get to grips with the internet.  Variety is the spice of life and all that.