Volunteering has a lot of positive effects. It allows us to maximize the utility of the time that is available for us. It is a wonderful avenue for giving. I work for a nonprofit that is powered by a lot of volunteer workers. I have seen the benefits that their efforts have given to the community. One thing that it’s not as widely known is the benefit that volunteers receive from the act of giving their time money and effort.
Categorically I have to state that volunteering is good for the soul. In the proper settings a volunteer can affect people’s lives. Case in point would be the Big Brother and Big Sister organizations, as well as the countless religious groups that provide spiritual guidance and encouragement for people In their daily lives.
It Affirms The Direction Of One’s Life
We know that we all have to work to provide for our families. It is an important aspect of life that we are able to put food on the table and take care of our children. There are times though when we find ourselves stuck in directories. Sometimes we work because we have to and let’s admit it, income is a necessity. Some of us are stuck in jobs that we really do not like. Volunteering then becomes an important outlet.
When we volunteer we decide where to go when to go and whom to work with. It is a great opportunity to be able to do the things that we like to do and find important. That’s one can address the issue of what direction one’s life is headed. It effectively mitigates our dissatisfaction with work.
It Adds Meaning To Life
When one volunteers it opens an avenue for service. When one does service it affects other people’s lives in a positive manner. When I was overseas I’ve visited some indigent churches. I would like to think that they were encourage because of my visit. One of the things that these churches concentrate upon, despite their Being poor, is that they take care of the preschool children in the community. This allows for their parents to give more time to earning a living as supposed to consuming all their time in providing childcare.
Because of this voluntary act the community is uplifted. Parents who were otherwise unemployed can now look for gainful employment. Their children at the same time are given good preschool training to prepare them for the next step of their lives. It is a win-win situation. The churches grow and the community benefits.
That is why I volunteer.