Posted on Jun 26, 2022.
Thinking of becoming a volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.
10: It's good for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
9: It saves resources.
Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
The estimated value of a volunteer's time in California is $26.87 per hour based on the Corporation for National & Community Service.
8: Volunteers gain professional experience.
You can test out a career.
7: It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist in:
6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.
Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
5: Volunteering strengthens your community.
As a volunteer you help:
4: You learn a lot.
Volunteers learn things like these:
3: You get a chance to give back.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.
Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
1: You make a difference.
Every person counts!
Original article: https://getinvolved.ucsd.edu/service/resources/reasons.html