Thinking of becoming a volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind


10: It's good for you

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

  • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
  • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.

9: It saves resources

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.

The Office for National Statistics recently estimated the annual value of regular formal volunteering to be £23.9 billion.

8: Volunteers gain professional experience

You can test out a career, develop your personal skills, improve your CV

7: It brings people together

As a volunteer you assist in:

  • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
  • Building camaraderie and teamwork

6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.

Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

5: Volunteering strengthens your community

As a volunteer you can help:

  • Support families (daycare and eldercare)
  • Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
  • Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
  • Improve the community (beach and park cleanups)

4: You learn a lot

Volunteers learn things like these:

  • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
  • Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
  • Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

3: You get a chance to give back

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

1: You make a difference - Every person counts!


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