How can leaders benefit from volunteering? | Volunteers' Week 2023
- Tuesday, May 30, 2023
- Posted By GM Leadership Hive
In a world that often emphasises the pursuit of personal success and achievement, the concept of leadership can sometimes be misunderstood. Authentic leadership, however, extends beyond the confines of positional authority and encompasses a more profound commitment to service and selflessness. While leadership itself carries with it a responsibility to guide and inspire others, being a volunteer takes this responsibility to a higher level by actively engaging in acts of compassion, empathy, and community building. Let's take action to get involved in the Volunteer's Week 2023 to make a positive difference to yourself and influence others.
On 12th April, a few colleagues from GC Business Growth Hub spent a day volunteering to make flowers for Victoria Baths Spring Festival. It was a successful event which created lots of camaraderie and plenty of uplift and cheer.
Ella Walker, Engagement Officer of Victoria Baths, mentioned: "Thanks to the corporate volunteers who joined us for our SpringFest 2023 prep session! Our annual events, like SpringFest, are really important fundraisers for us as a charity. Being able to put some extra time, skills and creativity into getting the building ready for these events makes a massive difference to how they look and feel, and helps us to grow our visitor numbers and engagement. From making decorations like giant flowers and hoovering yards of artificial grass, to support us with the website development and office support, the corporate volunteers who joined us this year made sure the event looked fantastic and sharing their involvement on our social media channels, and website helped us to spread the word for the event."