Volunteering provides many opportunities for you to meet others and gives you the opportunity to share and enhance your skills and knowledge. It helps develop a sense of purpose and increases your self-confidence. It may count towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award and will look great on your application form for college or university. If you are looking for paid employment it will give you an insight into the organisation and the services it offers. It will also show that you can commit to something for a period of time and that you are reliable.