Benefits of Being A Volunteer

When you volunteer for a group, it benefits the group as well as the community you are in. It can also benefit you, the volunteer, in many ways. 🙂

Volunteering can teach you a new skill or develop one that you already have. Organizations that are volunteer ran will often ask people to help with something that they are not familiar with if there is a need. Perhaps you are working with a group as a volunteer coordinator because you are organized but there is a need for someone to work hands on with children. You may need to fill that need, and as a result learn how to deal with children and work with them. This type of scenario happens in many groups. You will learn to grow by doing many different activities and tasks.

Volunteering will help you to connect with your community. You will be connecting with those in need in your immediate area. You will learn what your community needs and help to find ways to meet those needs. You may meet new friends in the process.

You will have more options for a career. If you volunteer in your career field, you will make your resume look more well rounded. If you are changing fields and your volunteer work is in the field you are moving to, it can be considered experience. In general, employers like to see that you are a volunteer because it means that you are willing to work, have compassion, and are a team player.

You set a good example for those around you. One person can make a difference, but when that difference is multiplied, it can be life changing. When you show family and friends how fulfilling volunteering can be,you set the example for them to follow.

Material from (16 May 2011): http://www.4laborsoflove.org/benefits-of-being-a-volunteer.html

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About BVG Janaka dasa das

The counsellor, trainer and lecturer of Balanced and Healthy lifestyle, body, art, music, trance etc philosophy, psychology and psychotherapy. The leader of personal development and team building groups and private practice of psychotherapy.
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3 Responses to Benefits of Being A Volunteer

  1. Bob Summers says:

    Great post. I believe more people should read your blog. I do a lot of volunteering and what a way to get involved in the community.

  2. Tom Jim says:

    I don’t normally comment on blogs.. But nice post! I just bookmarked your site

  3. I’d come to acquiesce with you here. Which is not something I typically do! I love reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to speak my mind!

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