This article is by GlobeAware
- Volunteering connects you to others.
One of the better known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Most volunteer with the want to help others. However, Volunteering is a two-way street, and it can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Volunteer work helps you make friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.
2. Volunteering is good for your mind and body
Volunteering provides many benefits to both mental and physical health. One of these benefits is it can help boost self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. Nothing provides a natural sense of accomplishment then doing good for others. Good that will be beneficial to a whole community. And the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future aspirations. Not to mention the physical health benefits you receive from doing a little manual labor.
3.Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life
You shouldn’t look at volunteering as work. Volunteering is a fun and easy way to explore your interests and passions. Doing volunteer work you find meaningful and interesting can be a relaxing, energizing escape from your day-to-day routine of work, school, or family commitments. Volunteering also provides you with renewed creativity, motivation, and vision that can carry over into your personal and professional life.
How to get the most out of Volunteering
Ask questions: if you have any questions before your trip don’t be afraid to ask. Your volunteer coordinator can address any questions you have.
Know what is expected: You’re going to be away from home and basic amenities the longer then you’re probably use to. It may also be your first time out of the country. This can sometime get stressful, but can be circumvented if you prepare yourself.
Enjoy yourself: Most importantly, make sure you’re having fun! The best volunteer experiences benefit both the volunteer and the organization. If you’re not enjoying yourself, ask yourself why and change it so you can be enjoying yourself.
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