Why Should I Volunteer?

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.

  • Its sociable

    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.