The benefits of helping others or working with a worthy cause can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your lifetime. Volunteering helps you develop a heart for giving. Discover the wider world around you. Foster meaningful relationships. And even build your resume.
You can make a difference at any age!
Reasons to Volunteer:
Promotes Lifelong Community Engagement
Youth who volunteer at an early age are more likely to remain active in their communities as adults.
Share Your Passion
You have skills, talents, knowledge, experience, personality and passion. Each of us is unique and has something to share with others.
Develops Skills for the Future
Add Value to College Applications & Work Resumes
College admission staffs want to know who you are as a person. They’re looking for well-rounded individuals who will give their best both within and outside the classroom. Potential employers want to know if you show up on time, can take direction, are responsible, and work well with others. A good reference from an agency you’ve volunteered with can help them decide that you’d be a good employee.
Volunteering can be an opportunity to learn more about something you enjoy doing. New experiences provide you with new perspectives, encouraging personal growth in empathy, compassion, respect and kindness.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and have fun- Giving of your time and energy makes you feel good about yourself and raises your self-esteem. Working with other volunteers builds friendships.
People who volunteer often say that they get more out of the experience than they give.