10 Benefits of Volunteering
Giving up your free time can have numerous benefits, not just for the cause that you are volunteering for, but also for yourself. According to the UK Civil Society Almanac, there are about 15.2 million people volunteering at least once a month in the UK. Why are all these people volunteering? Here are 10 ways volunteering can be beneficial for you:
1.It Feels Good
It feels good to help people or causes. It makes you feel helpful and a part of something greater than just yourself.
When you volunteer as part of a group or organization, it can make you feel like a valued member of the community. Volunteering is inclusive.
Volunteering in groups can expose you to different types of people with similar interests. It is a great way to meet people and make friends.
Volunteering allows you to get out of your regular routine, meet people and do activities where your strengths can shine and your confidence can grow.
There are many types of volunteering opportunities. Some voluntary positions can involve trying new activities such as charity runs or travel the world.
No voluntary position is ever the same, so you will learn new skills which will look amazing on your CV. Some voluntary positons even offer qualifications.
Volunteering is a great way to express what you are passionate about. It can also be a free way to explore and discover new passions.
8.Time Well Spent
If you find yourself getting bored or tired of your life cycle, volunteering offers you activities that will help you spend your time better and beat the boredom.
9.Your Own Boss
Volunteering allows you to be in control of your own work load, so you are always in charge.
The best benefit is that you get to do something you enjoy and have fun!
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