Who is a Volunteer?
A person who contributes his/her skill, time and experience, without any monetary benefit, for the well-being of the community and society, and in doing so, helps influence positive social change.
Benefits of Volunteering:
Volunteering leads to personal growth and development
Volunteering can be a fun and rewarding experience, especially when it’s for a cause that’s important to you
Volunteering is motivating and increases self confidence
Volunteering helps you in developing new skills, interests and hobbies
Volunteering can provide career experience and teach you valuable job skills
Volunteering helps you develop patience and an ability to handle tough/complex situations
Through volunteering you meet diverse range of people and can make new friends and contacts
Among other things you improve your:
Time Management skills
Team building skills
Volunteering leads to acknowledgement and appreciation
When you volunteer you feel socially engaged and a part of your community
Through volunteering you can overcome fear of public interaction
Globally various studies have confirmed that volunteering helps you stay physically healthy.
Volunteering also helps in combating depression
Through volunteering you make a difference in someone’s life, experience the joy of giving and a make meaningful contribution to society
Volunteering adds significant value on your resume and is quite beneficial when you apply for higher studies and for programs abroad