The power of volunteering


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    Cindy Payle
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    Whether you are unemployed or have a full-time job, volunteering can open the door to a more fulfilling life. Most of us spend our time in the pursuit of what we can get or how we can improve our lives, but here are some compelling reasons to donate your time and energy to a worthy cause.

    Be a positive influence

    The continuous stream of negative reports found in news mediums or from people we know can often leave us feeling helpless. Volunteering is one way of reclaiming your power and creating a safer, better world.

    Raise awareness

    There are many serious issues from child abuse to environmental abuse that gets overlooked in favour of the latest scandalous story. By getting involved you will immediately begin to enlighten those around you to some of the globes most challenging problems.

    Personal satisfaction

    More money, a bigger house or a more expensive car does not guarantee fulfilment and in most cases acquiring material things often leads to an even greater feeling of emptiness. Helping others by making use of your unique skills, abilities or talents will give you a sense of purpose and meaning.

    Work for a cause

    Investing in something that is outside of your private life not only yields positive results for the present but enables you to leave a legacy for future generations.

    Personal growth and development

    Personal growth and development takes place when we face new challenges, interact with a variety of people and learn to see things from a different perspective. Volunteering offers individuals a chance to grow in new ways.

    A pathway to employment

    The benefits of volunteering for unemployed people are endless. It enables you to meet new people, develop new skills and teaches you to work as part of a team. These experiences will prepare you for the future and give you the confidence to tackle any new job or project.

    You can volunteer at a variety places:

    • Community
    • Orphanage
    • Medical field
    • Environment
    • Church

     

    Don’t know where to start? Check http://worktravelsa.org/

    Watch the Why Volunteer? video and be inspired to help someone in need today. http://www.skills-universe.com/video/why-volunteer

     

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    #6988

    Agree. I did course with a careers counsellor, and he strongly advised volunteering, either at a not-for-profit organisation or in the business that one would like to work in a paid job.

    #6987
    Skills Universe
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    i also have a volunteeing project i have to run but i stopped because i realised that is going to need some financial aid. i am still going to carry on with it after i get the means.

    #19537
    Skills Universe
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    i also have a volunteeing project i have to run but i stopped because i realised that is going to need some financial aid. i am still going to carry on with it after i get the means.

    #37758
    Skills Universe
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    i also have a volunteeing project i have to run but i stopped because i realised that is going to need some financial aid. i am still going to carry on with it after i get the means.

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