Why volunteering can work for you

There are so many reasons to volunteer in your community. Here are just a few reasons I could come up with that volunteering works for me.

Experience Diversity: Volunteering gives you the chance to meet people both from within and outside your immediate community who you would not normally come across.

It’s Good for You: Volunteering can help you maintain an active and healthy lifestyle and can also help you feel you are doing a useful activity. More detailed information at: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/135649.php

You can Give Something Back: Volunteering roles can play an important part in helping to solve community problems. You can use your skills and experience to help and enrich your local community.

Make Meaningful Community/Business Connections: Volunteering is an opportunity to connect with others who share a similar cause.

It’s Fun! Volunteering is fun and fulfilling, allowing you to experience loads of opportunities not usually available to you.

You’ll Appreciate What You Have: Life seems tough when you don’t have an iPhone or you can’t afford to hit Starbucks every morning. But when you see firsthand how families live without heat, electricity, or indoor plumbing, or don’t know when and where they will find their next meal, you might feel a little better about your present situation.

For more things that work for you, check out Works For Me Wednesday.

About Amanda

Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!

Comments

  1. Great reasons for volunteering! My husband & I have been thinking about how we can volunteer in our community – there are a few options & we're thinking about which one we'd be the best fit for. So, timely post for us – thanks. :)

  2. Great reasons for volunteering! My husband & I have been thinking about how we can volunteer in our community – there are a few options & we're thinking about which one we'd be the best fit for. So, timely post for us – thanks. :)

  3. shopannies says:

    I have volunteered for many years and now with several of my kids having moved out I volunteer everywhere I can as long as you don't burn out you will love it

  4. shopannies says:

    I have volunteered for many years and now with several of my kids having moved out I volunteer everywhere I can as long as you don't burn out you will love it

  5. Anonymous says:

    Might I suggest volunteering at your local Crisis Pregnancy Center. I guarantee they can find something for you to do and think of all the lives you can touch!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Might I suggest volunteering at your local Crisis Pregnancy Center. I guarantee they can find something for you to do and think of all the lives you can touch!

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