Volunteering is often praised because of its altruistic nature, meaning helping those in need make us feel good about ourselves, our actions and the impact they have on other people. Although this is an excellent reason to get into volunteering there are various other benefits that help us as volunteers excel. This includes various health benefits, gaining connections with others, advances in your career, and bringing fulfillment to your life (Help Guide, 2019).
Volunteering helps counteract the effects of stress, anxiety, anger and depression. Due to its altruistic nature it allows for meaningful connections with other individuals that can help promote psychological well-being. Increasing your sense of purpose gives many individuals meaning in life which also contributes to these health benefits.
Additionally, volunteering helps you meet new people with the same passions and interests as you. This helps with networking and increasing your social skills by interacting with various different people through your volunteer work. These same connections can help advance your career through networking but it also teaches you how to act in a professional environment while gaining work experience.
Finally, volunteering can being genuine fulfillment to an individuals life. It is opportunities like these that allow people to have an escape from the real world, and allow people to pursue their passion.
Here at Food Not Bought we are always looking for people to help! Check us out on instagram @foodnotbought or by email at email@example.com to find out more information about how you can get involved!
“We rise by lifting others”
- Robert Ingersoll
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