People urged to take up volunteering roles

MORE people are being encouraged to take up volunteering in the Scarborough area.

Recent studies by Volunteering England show that volunteering brings many positive benefits to both volunteers and the people they help.

The research found that volunteering can increase volunteers’ longevity, reduce stress and depression, help them keep fit and enable them to cope better with illness when it occurs. It also helped to develop a stronger sense of purpose and motivation and improved confidence and self-esteem.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering contact Geraldine O’Brien, volunteering co-ordinator for Coast and Moors Voluntary Action at Allatt House, West Parade Road, on (01723) 362205 or email