Importance of Volunteering

Why you should volunteer

“Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.” -Sherry Anderson

Volunteering can help you in many ways

Volunteering can help you in many ways, from you excelling in your career, to being physically and emotionally healthy. You can volunteer in almost anything, from helping animals at animal shelters, to helping refugees settle in their new homes.

Volunteering builds close relationship

By volunteering you are most likely to make friends of people that are similar to you, and have common interests. This especially helpful if you are new to the area. Volunteering can also improve your communication skills, once you are able to make friends from volunteering, you can start making new friends such as from school.

Advances you in your career

  • Job owners look at people that volunteer, for example, you might want to become a veteran when you grow up, so you volunteer at an animal shelter at young age and then later in your life, you can show the college that you have experience, and then you would have a better chance of going to that college.

Volunteering helps build self confidence and decreases depression

  • By volunteering you can improve many things including self confidence. When you finish a job, you feel a sense of accomplishment. The more of sense of accomplishment you have, the better chance you have of increasing your confidence
  • By working with people you have similarities with, you can help release stress and anxiety that you have from other things, which can later help decrease important things like depression.

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~Elizabeth Andrew

Summary

Their are many opportunities for you to volunteer. By volunteering you can make new friends, or you can simply boost your chances to get a good job/ college. Volunteering is a key factor to a happy and successful life.

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