When it comes to charity projects, there are a whole host of fulfilling and amazing opportunities for you choose from. If you can spare some time for a worthwhile cause, you should definitely consider signing up to help someone. Apart from making a huge difference to others, you could also find that you’re able to improve yourself as a person – especially where your confidence is concerned.
Of course, there are so many ways you can do your bit for charity. For example, you could make an online contribution to an organisation such as Human Appeal, or you could donate your unwanted clothes and shoes to your local charity shop. To find out how getting involved can benefit you and your self-confidence, keep readin’! Check out what we got up to when we raised money for the Great British Tea Party for Macmillan (hint, there’s insane blondies!).
1. Experience the feel good factor
It’s no secret that doing your bit for charity can make a difference to others – but did you know it could make you feel good too? According to the Mental Health Foundation, helping others is believed to encourage positive changes in the brain that are connected with happiness!
2. An opportunity to meet new people
Getting involved in charity projects gives you the opportunity to meet an array of exciting and interesting people. However, if you don’t consider yourself to be overly confident, you may feel hesitant and anxious about having to team up with a group of people you don’t know. The good news is, as soon as you get stuck into your chosen project, it’s likely you’ll be having too much fun to worry about it. Instead, there’s a good chance you’ll soon get to know those you’re working alongside!
3. A chance to develop your skills
Dedicating your time to a good cause can help you build a whole new set of skills, and aside from being highly advantageous to your professional life, this can benefit you on a personal level. For example, regardless of the charity work you undertake, you’ll need to be able to talk to others clearly. Having the ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill and one that can help increase your self-confidence.
If you’re feeling inspired and want to get stuck into charity projects, you can find out about the opportunities available online and by asking around at local charity shops.