Call to make volunteering one of your five a day

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Volunteer Now has appealed to people in the city to make volunteering one of their five a day.

The group says volunteering helps maintain and improve emotional wellbeing because people become connected, active, take notice of their surroundings, keep learning and are giving of themselves.

Going into the New Year the Northern Ireland-wide organisation is encouraging people to think about their physical and emotional wellbeing and to take a step into the world of volunteering so that they impact positively in the lives of others.

“Connecting with people and giving something back not only helps others, but is proven to make us feel better about ourselves,” a spokesperson for the organisation said.

To find out more about Volunteer Now’s activities in Londonderry and the district log on to or telephone 02890 232020.