Fundamentally, volunteering is about giving your time, energy and skills. Volunteers express a sense of achievement and motivation, and this is ultimately generated from your desire and enthusiasm to help.
Volunteering can allow you to meet a diverse group of people
Volunteering brings together a diverse range of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Both the recipients of your volunteer efforts and your co-workers can be a rich source of inspiration and an excellent way to develop your interpersonal skills.
Not only will you develop lasting personal and professional relationships but it is also a great way to learn about people from all walks of life, different environments and new industries.Dr. Erica Gamble
Volunteering also offers an incredible networking opportunity. Not only will you develop lasting personal and professional relationships but it is also a great way to learn about people from all walks of life, different environments and new industries. Networking is an exciting benefit of volunteering and can have a positive impact on your life of the life of those you help or serve.
The decision to volunteer… what people have said…
“I feel it is important to help others”
“I can do something for a profession or cause that is important to me”
“Volunteering allows me to gain a new perspective on things”
“I can explore my own strengths”
“I can learn new skills”
“Volunteering makes me feel needed”
“I can make new contacts that might help my business or career”
“Volunteering looks good on my resume”
“Volunteering helps me address some of my own issues”
Dr. Erica Gamble is an Assistant Professor of Management Ledbetter College of Business at Shorter University