We've all had assistance at some point in our lives. Whether a it's a significant "helping hand" or a small gesture, the altruistic
nature of giving has numerous benefits to others, as well as ourselves. Here are just a few:
Learn about your community. The best way to learn about your community is to get out and experience it. By volunteering, you'll meet people, get an idea
of how they live and help develop ideas to make their community a better place.
Create positive change. Positive energy can lead to positive results. Once you learn about a community and evaluate its needs, you could be part of
Learn about yourself. One of the most valuable assets of giving is positive feedback in awareness, motivation and education. You might be surprised
to learn how much an issue or a community means to you once you've explored it.
Establish networks. Volunteering is a great way to establish community, civic and professional connections.
Enhance your education. New skills and insights are often learned through interaction with others. Every person has a story to tell and experiences
to share. Think of how many possibilities exist within every human connection.
Whether you want to "pay it forward," gain leadership skills or simply make new friends, volunteerism offers many advantages.
Give it a try!