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  • why volunteer?

    With our busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career.

    Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. It can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help those in need and improve your health and happiness.

  • Benefit 1: Volunteering Connects You to Others

    Volunteering builds a strong sense of community. Whether you volunteer within the church or through outreach, it helps you to connect with others while making the community a better place. Whether the tasks you choose are large or small, volunteering can make a real difference in the lives of people in need. 

    • Volunteering helps to make new friends and contacts.
    • Volunteering builds a stronger community.
  • Benefit 2: volunteering is good for your mind & body

    Volunteering provides many benefits to both mental and physical health. 

    • Volunteering helps reduce the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety.
    • Volunteering combats depression.
    • Volunteering makes you happy.
    • Volunteering increases self-confidence.
    • Volunteering provides a sense of purpose. 
  • benefit 3: volunteering helps you develop your skills

    Volunteering is a great way to share your skills or learn new skills by connecting with people who share similar interests. All kinds of volunteer opportunities are available for every kinds of interest and skill.  Volunteering even gives you an opportunity to practice skills like teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, and organization. By volunteering to do things you have never tried before, you can stretch your wings and develop new interests that enrich your life. 

    • Volunteering teaches you new skills.
    • Volunteering helps you gain experience.
  • benefit 4: volunteering brings fun & fulfillment to your life

    Volunteering is a fun and easy way to explore your interests...or develop new passions!  Volunteering can help you escape from the routine of day-to-day work, school or family commitments. Volunteer alone to meet new people, or with family and friends. It can energize you by offering interesting and creative opportunities with others who share your interests. Try new things, have fun with others, make a difference...volunteer!