Benefits    of   Volunteering

There’s no denying that helping a cause or nonprofit through volunteering is incredibly rewarding. However, are you aware that there are additional ways that volunteering can be beneficial to you?  Here’s how:
1.Happiness & Health:
There has been various studies that showcase individuals who volunteer are more likely to be happy,  become healthier, and live longer lives. Many people also find that they gain a sense of purpose and fulfillment, and are able to better combat depression or stress as a result of volunteering.

By volunteering you’re connecting with an array of people whether it be individuals that work within the nonprofit you’re volunteering at, or with other volunteers. As a result you’re building relationships, connecting, and you can potentially make friends.

3. Experience:
Many employers appreciate when prospective employees involve themselves within their community or within a cause that they’re passionate about. Through volunteering you can potentially network with other volunteers (you never know who you’ll meet), you can gain experience within a field your interested in, and you can gain reputable connections and add respectable references onto your resume.  
Beyond looking at how you can benefit within your career, you can also gain personal enriching experiences. Whether you’re working in a soup kitchen or working abroad, you are being exposed to situations, environments, and people you otherwise wouldn’t have possibly encountered! That in itself can be extremely rewarding!

I hope this was helpful to you! If you have any questions please email or message me directly and I’ll try to answer them to the best of my ability.