Tips & Advice
- 16 August 2013
- by Morrisa Marshall
Of course, when you volunteer it’s to help out a cause, your community, or others in need, but have you realized that you’re receiving personal benefits by doing so? The satisfaction and pride that come from helping others are important reasons to volunteer. But the hidden personal rewards are lifelong assets.
You receive many benefits from volunteering such as a sense of responsibility, tolerance, and job skills. These benefits will help you grow as a person, prepare you for your future, and can help with your self-esteem.
Sense of Responsibility: By volunteering, you learn what it means to make and keep a commitment. You learn how to be on time for a job, do your best, and be proud of the results. Another benefit is that you realize that we're all responsible for the well-being of our communities.
Tolerance: Volunteering brings together a diverse range of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. You will learn that the most diverse individuals can be united by common values.
Job skills: Volunteer work can help you decide on their future careers. Are you interested in the medical field? Hospitals and clinics often have teenage volunteer programs. Interested in politics? You can work on real campaigns of local political candidates. By giving your time, you are learning to work as a team member, how to take on leadership roles, and how to set project goals. These skills will serve you well in your future career.
These are just a few benefits that you can gain from volunteering. Have you noticed any benefits that you have gained? To become the best person you can be, you have to learn through experiences and one of the best ways to learn from your experiences is by volunteering.