Why Volunteering is important
Volunteering is one of the most important acts that a person can do. While all of our commitment levels can differ, one thing is the same, we all have time to spare. In today’s atmosphere, it’s more important than ever to give back any way that you can.
One of the most apparent reasons to volunteer is to give back to not only your community but any persons or other communities who needs assistance. Many of us have experienced some hardship in our life, and being able to volunteer to a cause dear to your heart can have lasting impacts on everyone involved.
Build a Stronger Community
Volunteering is essential for any community to run smoothly. Whether it be helping at a homeless shelter, coaching a youth soccer team, or becoming apart of the Utah Volunteer Mentorship Program at Big Brother Big Sisters, the community needs everyone to pitch in. A strong sense of community is vital to everyone’s happiness and wellbeing.
Volunteering can also save your community money, resulting in cash instead of being put towards much-needed improvements.
Mental and Physical Health Benefits
Volunteering can also help boost your mental and physical health. Connecting with others in an atmosphere with no monetary purpose can significantly increase your mood and reduce blood pressure and stress levels.
Volunteering can help you build new and essential skills like teamwork, time management, and interpersonal skills. These skills can help you in all aspects of your life and are valuable assets to employers.
Advance your Career
While volunteering, you will be guaranteed to meet many new people. Some of the people you meet may be advantageous to your life and career. Making connections can help provide you career opportunities you otherwise never would have had.