1. Volunteering connects you to others
One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks could make a real difference to lives of people, animals, and organizations in need.
2. Volunteering helps you make new friends and contacts. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people. Volunteering also strengthens your ties to the community, exposing you to people with common interests, neighborhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities.
3. Volunteering increases self-confidence
You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of achievement. Your role as volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity
4. It could be your hobby
A lot of students are bored because they do not have a hobby. The every day routine make them feel depressed and unhappy. Volunteering is a very good choice in this situation, because there you can help somebody and have fun at the same time.
5. Volunteering can provide career experience
Volunteering offers you the chance to try out a new career without making a long-term commitment. It is also a great way to gain experience in a new field. In some fields, you can volunteer directly at an organization that does the kind of work you’re interested in. For example, if you’re interested in nursing, you could volunteer at a hospital or a nursing home. Your volunteer work might also expose you to professional organizations or internships that could be of benefit to your career.
Emil December 25, 2015
Volunteering in the USA is very popular, we used to help poor people and volunteer at the church’s community evenings, maybe its less popular in our country at the moment but we’re getting there, people are more tolerant and eager to help others:)