10 Reasons Why One Should Volunteer For An Organization


If the idea of volunteering for an organization is on your mind, then you’re an absolute blessing already. After I first traveled in Africa, I realized just how much our world needs more volunteers. I’ve created a list of ten reasons why everyone should volunteer for an organization at some point. Hopefully, it’ll inspire you to take a leap of kindness and decide to volunteer.

Volunteer with kids in India

1. You’re needed!

Volunteers give an organization the chance to use the financial resources that they have for the main cause. This means more money goes directly to those who need help. As a volunteer, you are a valuable gem that’s truly appreciated. Just by helping out you save an organization a fortune in fees. Giving of your time is a donation to change.

2. Build a community

Depending on where you decide to focus your volunteering efforts, you make a real difference in the lives of those who the organization serves. These efforts build up various elements that make up an entire community. A few of these elements within a community include:

  • Support families (daycare and elder care)
  • Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
  • Community Health (Family and patient support and education)
  • Protect animals (rescue and rehabilitation)
  • Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
  • Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)

3. Well being booster

Believe it or not, but giving of your time for a good cause does wonders for your physical and mental health. Your stress levels are reduced and your mood improves. By focusing your efforts on others you’re more likely to lift your emotions to a positive place, decrease your tension-producing patterns which means less stress and a happier you.

4. A learning road

Volunteering helps you learn different things about people and cultures which lead to your personal and professional growth. Volunteers often discover their hidden talent and passion which directly improve their self-confidence. The community you volunteer within is also great to learn from as they are from different background with a different mindset.

5. Social responsibility

As a volunteer you choose to invest your efforts into a community and the people who live in it. You’re providing a valuable service to the community and are giving back through social responsibility. If only everyone did something so selfless.

6. Gain work experience

Being involved in any organization is great work experience. If you help in the administration side of things then you will no doubt learn loads about people, planning and the running of an organization. If you physically help with various projects it’s a brilliant way to get on-the-job experience, interacting with people or animals you may be interested to work with in your career at some stage.

7. Self-esteem builder

Getting stuck into a volunteering experience sees your personal growth shoot through the roof. You’re exposed to a community you’re often not used to being a part of and you learn so many new things. Your new found knowledge is coupled with the fact that you feel absolutely great because you’re helping others. Before you even know it you’re running off empathy and self-efficacy which does wonders for your confidence and self-esteem.

8. Give back

Often volunteers decide to get involved with NGOs because they want to give back to the community they know and love. It’s also an opportunity for people to support community resources that they use themselves, or that they know makes a lot of difference to uplift a community. If an organization has helped someone that you love, then giving back in the form of volunteering is an extremely generous, thoughtful, valuable way to show appreciation.

9. Team work for the nation

Volunteers are the ones who bring a great sense of team work and camaraderie to an organization. They’re also involved with many different types of people from a host of different cultures and walks life. It’s with these people that volunteers work closely with, with serving the cause the common goal. Building a nation together.

10. Making a difference

Every volunteer can make a difference. Don’t underestimate your potential.

You can also visit volunteering Solutions website, for more information on different program locations and program choices we offer.

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