There are many reasons why people choose to volunteer their time and efforts. From wanting to give back to your community to developing new skills, volunteering is a rewarding experience. So, why volunteer? Here are just a few great reasons…there are many, many more!
Being personally impacted by a particular cause is one of the main motivators for people to get involved in volunteering. For example, if a family member or friend is diagnosed with an illness, you may feel personally motivated to partner with local organizations directly related to that illness. When people close to us are affected, our eyes are often open to needs we never knew existed – like the need to raise funding for finding a cure, respite for family members, raising awareness, and educating the public.
Express Your Passions
We all have something we are passionate about. Maybe you love animals. That could lead to spending a few hours each week helping at the local animal shelter. Some people are passionate about the environment. They may partner with a community organization that keeps neighbourhood parks clean. Maybe art is important to you, and you want to share that experience with others in your community by leading a class at your local community centre.
Gain New Skills
Volunteering broadens your experience and exposure to life in a unique way. Whether you are learning a new trade through building a home for a family in need or honing your leadership skills working side by side with a team, volunteering produces and develops a range of skills that often benefit many other areas of your life. Think problem solving, time management, sales skills, communication, teamwork, adaptability…what you can gain though volunteer work is endless.
Meet New People
Despite our globally connected world of online friends, many people are lonelier now than ever before. Working alongside likeminded people, who feel strongly about the same cause, builds lasting bonds. Strong relationships can be formed in a short period of time. Not only is volunteering a great way to meet new people, it also can add new life to your current relationships. Volunteering with your family, friends and especially your kids can have a ripple effect throughout your life and social circle.
Many people want to give back to their community but just aren’t sure where to start. That’s where we come in. Volii is a brand-new system that is revolutionizing the way we volunteer! Through a suite of easy to use mobile friendly online applications, Volii Impact Profile is used to search, engage and track community impact on a social media-like platform. Making volunteering simpler, more meaningful, and more fun.
Take your volunteering to a whole new level with Volii – the future of volunteering!