The reasons involved in becoming a volunteer are wide and varied but the most common reason is that many people have either been through the experience themselves or know someone who has. It is hard for people to put up their hands and ask for help when they need it. We hope that if people realise how many in the community really care and want to help, then maybe the asking will not be so hard. Giving is a personal act and the best way for you will depend on your desired level of involvement, your interest and skills and the time you have available.