All volunteers take one step forward..!

It is easy to forget, when our day-to-day work here revolves around clients, getting customers, traffic, Conversion Rate Optimisation, sales leads, ROI, etc, that there are many individuals and organisations out there who are devoting their time completely free of charge with only one thing in mind – to improve the environment that we live in, to enrich other people’s lives somehow…..   What am I talking about? …..Volunteering.   And this week is Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution volunteers make. Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and this contributes an estimated £23.9bn to the UK economy. The benefits of volunteering are well known – making a difference, giving back to the community, and developing new skills and friendships.   18 months ago, after a chance conversation with a mum at the nursery pick up, I started volunteering once a week on a project connected with the Childrens Society. It...

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