Volunteering helps you get to know the organizations in your community. You may also discover resources and activities to use with your own family or friends.
Volunteering can help you make new friends and contacts.If you’re new to the community or are looking to meet people with common interests, volunteering is a great way to socialize and make new friends with common interests.
Don’t forget the health benefits!Doing good and being in community with others can boost your self-confidence, fight stress, depression and will keep you physically active.
You can learn job skills and provide career experience.Depending on the location or service, volunteering may require you to use communication, organization, time management, teamwork and other valuable skills.
Bring fun and fulfillment to your life.Use the opportunity to explore your interests or passion and break up your everyday routine. You may find it will fuel your creativity, motivations, and vision that impact your personal and professional life.
How do you find the right volunteering opportunity?
Ask yourself a few questions.
Do you prefer working alone or on a team? Do you enjoy behind the scenes work or more visible roles? How much time are you willing to commit? What causes are important to you? What skills could you bring to the opportunity?
Consider several possibilities.
Request to visit organizations to see what the environment and staff/volunteers are like.
Volunteers are needed in all kinds of places!
Libraries, senior/community centers, service organizations (Rotary Clubs), animal shelters or rescue organizations, community theaters or museums
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