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Tips & Advice

Five Reasons to Volunteer This Summer

Get involved with something you’re passionate about.

One of the best reasons to volunteer is that you are sure to find a program that you are passionate about. Volunteering through different programs allows you to be dedicated to a cause that you love, while helping your community.

There are so many options.

Whatever you have to give is helpful to someone. Most service opportunities are flexible with your schedule and cater to your interests. Whether it’s reading a book to a group of kids at your local library or running errands for the elders in your town, you will be surprised by the ways you can lend a helping hand.

Meet new people.

Volunteering brings together a diverse range of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Not only will you develop lasting friendships, but it is also a great way to learn about people from all walks of life, different environments, and cultures.

Gain a sense of accomplishment.

Helping others in your community is guaranteed to make you feel good. By serving the less fortunate in your community, you will gain a sense of accomplishment. In some cases, you can find yourself involved with projects that you would not normally have the opportunity to be involved in. The better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.

Stay busy and involved.

As a young teenager, you may often find yourself bored and not having anything to do. It is likely that you have extra time which may be used to help others. By volunteering, your summer days could become a lot more fun. Try to participate in a volunteer project every weekend to stay busy and involved in your community.

There are many ways to serve others. To find opportunities in your area, sign up for our newsletter or click on your state on our homepage and find the great opportunities that interests you!