Raising a family can be our biggest joy and our biggest challenge. For women, the role of being a parent often involves choosing whether to go straight back to work after maternity leave or to stay at home full time. There is, of course, no right or wrong way; only the way that works for you and your family.
For those women who do decide to be a stay-at-home mum, two years can pass or ten, and then you find that you have to go back to work out of financial necessity, or you want to fulfil other needs outside of your role at home. But what do you do if it’s been so long that the thought of walking into an office, a classroom or a boardroom makes you feel nervous and insecure? Well, there’s a middle ground: volunteering.
Improve your job prospects
Feel good about yourself
Find what engages you
Whatever your reasons for volunteering, whether it be to bolster your cv, feel better about yourself, or figure out what else interests you, you will have certainly have had some fun and made a few new friends.