"I started volunteering after taking early retirement from the NHS. As much as I enjoyed the freedom retirement brought I found I missed being useful.
I work as a volunteer two days a week. My first day is at Sheffield Media Productions supporting kids who are at risk of exclusion from school. My second day is at Sheffield Cathedral where I offer voluntary support as their handyman. The job is very varied and keeps my hands and brain busy - which is what I wanted from volunteering. I take care of lots of jobs that would otherwise have to wait, for example, replacing a door closer, re-tightening screws to a sticking door and removing litter from around the cathedral precinct.
If you have free time, give volunteering a go!
There are plenty of ways to get involved and volunteer at Sheffield Cathedral.