Helping Yourself While Helping Others

The Many Benefits Of Volunteering

“In today’s busy society, it can be hard to think about finding time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous, both to you, your family, and the community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help protect your mental and physical health. Learn more about the many benefits of volunteering and tips on finding the right place for you.”

The paragraph that you just read is from the website HelpGuide.org, a very informative, valuable, and insightful site. If you agree that volunteering provides us many benefits, or if you’d like to find out if that is true, you might want to read the entire article.

INCLUDED IN THIS ARTICLE ARE:

  • Volunteering connects you to others
  • Volunteering is good for mind and body
  • Volunteering can advance your career
  • Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment
  • How to find the right opportunity
  • Getting the most out of volunteering
  • Related articles and references

Click HERE to read the entire article.

Enjoy!

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19 thoughts on “Helping Yourself While Helping Others

  1. GREAT post! I too, have always wanted to volunteer to help others and have been able to get into it more in recent times- time is valuable but I would rather being doing something positive with my time than something that does not help anyone or anything at all. I want to make it a personal goal this year to make it a focus. Why are we here on earth if we cannot share with and help others, and spread joy and love?

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    • Thank you very much for your insightful words. In the past I have volunteered only to find out that it wasn’t what I was hoping it would be or didn’t really seem to be making much of a difference. I usually ended up ending it. But…the best course is not to assume that all volunteer options will turn out the same. Better to chalk it up to experience and engage quickly with another volunteer endeavor. When we find the right one for us, it is exhilarating! Thanks, again. Be well. 🙂

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  2. I believe that volunteering benefits the person that volunteers as well as the recipient. Most of us live full lives and wonder how we can fit one more thing into our schedule. I have been there, but few things compare to the fulfillment that I get when I help others.

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    • Thank you, Wyletter. In total agreement with you as well. Also, if people are willing to give, even just a little, there are always organizations that can find something that matches available time constraints. Thanks again. Be well. 🙂

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