Volunteering is an amazing way to give back to the world. At Charity Birthday we encourage everyone to unleash their goodness onto the world in any way they can. Here are 5 reasons to volunteer!
It Can Make You Happy!
One major reason to volunteer is that it can improve your mood. When you do a selfless act for another person you feel connected to a cause greater than yourself. Just imagine yourself holding the door for someone behind you and the smile they give back because of your act of kindness. The satisfaction you can get for holding the door for someone can be multiplied by volunteering at an organization you are passionate about. So why not get happy by helping others?
You Can Make Friends
An unexpected reason to volunteer is that you can build lifelong friendships from doing acts of service. Whether your volunteering at a soup kitchen or helping children improve their literacy, you can develop a bond with the people you serve with. Likewise, you can grow a deep bond with those you have the pleasure to serve! You never know who you can build a connection with while volunteering.
Learn New Skills
When you are doing community service, you learn new skills that can help you in different areas of your life. For example, building houses with Habitat For Humanity can help you improve your ability to collaborate with others. Or, you could develop a green thumb by volunteering at a local community garden. Volunteering is an excellent way to expand your horizons.
Gain A New Perspective
Another reason to volunteer is that you can gain a new perspective on an issue in the world. Let’s say you love helping out at your local soup kitchen. Not only will you be able to develop a connection with the people you serve, but you also learn more about their backstory. Fostering that connection may uncover the larger problems of society that you were not aware of before. For example, volunteering at a soup kitchen could teach you about food insecurity in society.
You’re Making An Impact
Lastly, a great reason to volunteer is that you are making a positive impact in your community. Volunteering can be done in many ways. All that matters is that you are doing an act of service with a cause that you care about. Giving back to your community does not have to be a grand gesture. Helping in any way you can is what unleashing your goodness is all about.
We hope you enjoyed our 5 reasons to volunteer. If you have an awesome story that you’d like to share, fill out our contact form! We’d love to hear from you and highlight your act of kindness.