Monday, October 22, 2012

3 Benefits of Volunteering

Most of us already know that volunteering is usually beneficial to those who are on the receiving end of it. What many don’t realize is that volunteering has many positive benefits for the person doing the actual volunteering as well.  These benefits can include emotional health, physical strengthening and even career advancement. 

Emotional Health:  Often contributing to the well being and advancement of others leads to numerous positive emotional benefits.  Many volunteers report increased self-esteem, reduction in negative or depressed feelings and/or and improved feelings of self-worth. All these are emotional goals that most people seek to attain and volunteering is a great way to do just that.

Physical Strength:  Volunteer opportunities often get us up and moving.  When we engage ourselves in the community around us, it activates our creativity, senses and body.  Whether it’s working with children, feeding the homeless or going on a mission trip the work required to help others does promote physical health and strength. 

Career Advancement:  Many students or recent graduates actually start their professional careers by volunteering.  But those in the midst of a long term career can see professional benefits from volunteering as well. Volunteering looks great on a resume, shows you are concerned about the greater community and demonstrates unsolicited initiative and leadership.  By becoming a volunteer, it highlights you as a person of passion, integrity and character, all qualities most employers look for. 

If you are interested in volunteering for Praying For Our Children, feel free to contact us. We offer various opportunities for you to become involved in helping to improve the world that we live in.  Even if you don’t volunteer for us, volunteer for something… It truly does a body good.

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