....DID YOU KNOW?
VOLUNTEERING CAN ADVANCE YOUR CAREER:
Volunteering can help you get experience with your interests and meet people in the field.
Volunteering can help you build new skills and also build upon skills you already have.
Volunteering allows you practice important skills used in the workplace, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, task management, and organization.
VOLUNTEERING INCREASES SELF CONFIDENCE:
Volunteering can provide boost to your confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction.
When you are doing good for others and the community, it provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.
The better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.
VOLUNTEERING IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH:
Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system. These things protect you against stress and depression when you’re going through challenging times.
Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.
VOLUNTEERING TEACHES CHILDREN GOOD VALUES:
Children watch everything you do. By giving back to the community, you show them firsthand how volunteering makes a difference and how good it feels to help others and cause change.
It’s also a valuable way for you to get to know organizations in the community and find resources and activities for your children and family.
VOLUNTEERING CONNECTS YOU WITH OTHERS:
Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area.
Volunteering strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network. It exposes you to people with common interests, neighborhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities.