Unlock New Opportunities in 2024: Volunteer as a School Governor

Published on: 11th January 2024

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As many returned to work and school this week, some of us may have our hearts set on personal and professional growth for 2024 as part of our New Year's resolutions. If you're pondering how to offer something back to the local community and make a meaningful impact: volunteering in the world of education is a great start.

Inspiring Governance, a charity connecting skilled volunteers with school governor roles, is inviting people to sign up this January and learn why volunteering as a Governor is not just good for children but has a number of personal benefits too:

1. Boost Your Mental Health and Wellbeing According to a recent survey by the NCVO, nearly 80% of volunteers reported improved mental health and wellbeing. Not just that, 74% found volunteering boosted their confidence. An easy way to positively shape your new year resolutions!

2. Expand Your Social Circle As one enthusiastic volunteer, Justin, shares, "Volunteering as a school governor has enabled me to meet some amazing people - individuals passionate about how education can positively impact children, parents, and the local community."

3. Propel Your Career Progression Volunteer governors highlight that the board-level experience gained through volunteering hones professional skills directly applicable to professional lives. Perhaps this is a way to help you achieve your career goals in 2024?

Hereford Diocese in partnership with Inspiring Governance is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, January 18th, from 12:30 to 13:15. Get insights into the role and hear from a panel of current school governors sharing their firsthand experiences. Sign up now to secure your spot and embark on a fulfilling journey

Let's build a brighter future together!


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