Wondering what’s in it for you if you Volunteer?
There are so many benefits to Volunteering even if you can only spare a few hours per week.
Its good for you!
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It helps to reduces stress. Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns
Makes you healthier:
Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.
You gain professional experience.
Volunteering provides you with hands-on work experience, and this can help you a lot in your chosen career. Potential employers are very interested in people who have volunteered their time on this basis, showing commitment and resourcefulness. You may also request a reference if you have volunteered enough time, whereby the manager would feel confident to provide one.
It brings people together.
You will meet new people in a healthy environment. You will get involved with team work and the camaraderie of a bustling pantry morning, or helping out at a class.
Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
You get a chance to give back to your community.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.