We can tell you all about the benefits of volunteering, but it's always better to hear it straight from the source! Thomas wrote this wonderful article about his first time volunteering at Vauxhall City Farm and has kindly given us permission to reproduce it. 

"My own anxiety regularly makes me question everything from my career choices to my need to leave the house. [...] I’m about two days into this familiar pattern when I make the decision to leave the house and volunteer at Vauxhall City Farm, a home to hundreds of animals – from goats and pigs to horses, ducks and alpacas. Community-led urban farms such as this one are on the rise and can now be found across the city, from Hackney to Waterloo. They allow urbanites the chance to reconnect with nature, learn about animals and shed some stress along the way." -- Thomas Hobbs, Volunteer