THE IMPORTANCE OF VOLUNTEERING
IN THE PUBLIC SERVICES
Volunteering in the public services is by far (more recently than ever) one of the most vital parts of being able to keep the country stable and enable the Uniformed Services to work to the best of their ability. Some of these volunteering roles include such as; retained firefighters, police specials, British Army, Navy, RAF and Royal Mine reserve, and the RNLI. The first section of this assignment will go on to explain, analyse and evaluate the importance of volunteering in the Public Services P1, M1 and D1. The last section of this assignment will go on to explain the benefits that are to be gained from volunteering in the Public Services P2.
Importance of Volunteering in the Public Services
In the public services one of the most important parts of any service is the volunteers that work within them. The reason behind this being because of the fact that if it weren’t for the selfless commitment that the volunteers the public services would not be able to function anywhere near as effectively as it does today. There are many reasons for this some of these being the fact that the volunteers that work for the public services provide individual expertise to the table, they free up more time for the regular servicemen and women, they provide an extra set of hands when staff numbers fall short of to fill in the gaps of vacant or absent regular servicemen and women and they also bring new ideas and innovative thinking to that particular service.
Expertise- volunteers in the public services bring many things to the table, one of these things is that they provide the public services and the community with their individual expertise. The reason for this is that the volunteers that are supporting the public services may have different types of expertise that they can use to lighten the payload a little for the regular servicemen and women. Another reason for this is because of the fact that they...