10 reasons to be a volunteer
Have you ever wondered what being a volunteer means to you? Have you ever thought what it gives to you?
Voluntary work is known as an activity in which a person gives something from himself/herself or dedicates time for something or someone, but doesn't get anything back. Really? What about huge knowledge and experience that you can use in every area of your life later on?
Well, let's see what are the 10 main reasons to be a volunteer! Do you agree?
- Time management.
Upcoming deadlines, projects to be prepared, meetings with volunteers and many duties calling you from your private life. Do you know it? We do! When you have so many things to do, the only thing that can save your plan is a good time management.
- Group and self-management.
Whether you share a task with a group or you do it by yourself, it demands some management skills from you. If you want to be effective, you have to coordinate it all really well, no matter if you work alone or in a group of few or dozen people.
I have been working as a volunteer for several years already. And I cannot count how many people I have met so far. You can get to know really interesting people! You start to exchange hobbies, ideas, points of view… Also, when you are in need, probably you will find someone that will be capable to offer you help. So you also exchange your contact list. Some of those people just appear for a while, but some of them may stay for a little longer J
When you take part in international exchanges or training courses, you can see a bit of the world. You get to know not only places, but also people and culture in a broad sense: food, art, architecture, history etc. and you work in an intercultural environment. Everyday you can witness something unique, something that you wouldn’t see in your country.
While working with foreigners you definitely overcome a lot of barriers. And one of the most known barriers is the one related to language. You practice your language skills, improve the language that you already know and even learn new ones! Isn’t it the fastest way to speak fluently?
It’s been known for ages – helping others or just doing something useful helps you to keep on being happy!
Once you become a volunteer, you slowly discover new skills and capabilities within yourself that you have never known before. By doing an active work and showing yourself, you can overcome your fears, constantly head for your goals and of course build your self-confidence.
Voluntary work means life-long learning. There is always something that you want to learn. There is always a chance to improve your personality. You can never get bored!
- Knowledge and experience.
When you combine all those things mentioned above, you can easily see how a voluntary work enriches your experience. And, what’s more – it’s the experience that you can use everywhere!
- 10. Your own reason!
I am more than sure that you all have one special reason that already made you a volunteer or a reason that motivates you to become one. Maybe you want to help others; maybe you are looking for an interesting and practical way of getting new experiences. Whatever it is – enjoy and go for it! J