Why should I volunteer? What will I get out of it? How will it help me? If these are the questions you find yourself asking, then check out 10 ways volunteering can change your life which will hopefully motivate you to get started!
LEARN A NEW SKILL
Volunteering is a great way to strengthen existing skills and to learn new transferable skills which you can apply to other aspects of your life.
BROADEN YOUR NETWORK
You will be introduced to people of different backgrounds and cultures with fascinating stories to tell. Volunteering will also allow you to expand your personal and professional network by exposing yourself to like-minded people with similar interests.
It’s all about giving rather than taking. Volunteering will help you connect and bond with people who will benefit from your help. You will feel more fulfilled knowing what you are doing is going to support someone else.
TRAVEL THE WORLD
Volunteering can lead you to different parts of the world. Whether it’s building a well in Africa, teaching children in China or leading a summer camp in America. The opportunities are endless.
HELP YOU FIND A JOB
Employees are always looking for what volunteering opportunities you have been involved in. Volunteering for a job will help you get your foot in the door and show your employers what you are made of.
INCREASE YOUR CONFIDENCE
You come out of your shell and thrive by doing things you would normally not do.
SENSE OF PURPOSE
It will help you break the mundane day-to-day routines you find yourself in and give you a new meaning and purpose to your life.
IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
Research done by the National Service has pointed out how volunteering can be beneficial to your health like tackling depression and improving sleep.
Experience new adventures, challenges and goals which will lead you to discover a hobby or interest you never would have thought of.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST IT IS FUN!
There are a whole range of fun-filled activities which you can sign up to, in order to get more zest into your life!