- Jackie Korth
Volunteering..who me..yeah you!
Why is volunteering important?
Volunteering is important as it offers needed help to worthwhile causes in our communities and people in need. Many organizations and charities rely on the generosity of volunteers due to limited financial resources. Do you ever think how volunteering is important to you?
In fact, volunteering is beneficial to the doer for a whole host of reasons, including stress reduction, being a part of your community, filling your heart bucket, and providing a sense of purpose.
“Studies do show that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience.”
While studies do show that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience. Volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment. Even giving in simple ways can help those in need and improve your overall health and happiness.
So, let’s take a closer look at just why volunteering is important.
Connects you with others
Builds self-confidence and self-esteem
Physical and mental health
Sense of purpose
Helps your career
Doing good for others and the community helps to create a natural sense of accomplishment. Working as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity, helping to boost your self-confidence further by taking you out of your normal comfort zone and environment.
Volunteering is a win win for everyone, which you can then take back to your ‘regular’ routine, hopefully creating a more positive view of your own life and future goals.