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Why Volunteer?

By Chris Wood, 21 February 2017 – 1 comment

 Event Volunteer, Rick, has lots of reasons he loves to volunteer...

  • It gives you the satisfaction of doing something that helps others.
  • You can do work that was previously unavailable because the only qualification required is to have had life experiences.
  • It fills in time that would otherwise have been spent watching Jeremy Kyle and Escape to the Country.
  • Your self-esteem will rocket as you accomplish new dreams.
  • You can pass on your handy coping strategies to others in need of a friendly face.
  • It helps you to accept state benefits and restores inner pride because you’re contributing.
  • It can open so many previously closed doors.
  • You can aid the professionals in their search for understanding of your symptoms.
  • You can lighten the dark places of your own condition by helping others in similar distress.
  • You can help poorly funded charities raise much needed funds for further services.
  • You can make someone’s day a bit warmer by sharing the time for a coffee.
  • Your day will be spent with other volunteers who have similar goals.
  • You can proudly tell people that you’re a volunteer when they ask what your job is.
  • You don’t have to explain to the boss why you can’t get to work on a bad day.
  • You can try new and varied careers.
  • Every hour spent volunteering, no matter what it is, helps keep charities running.
  • Your labours are ALWAYS greatly appreciated by management.
  • You’ll uncover hidden talents and long since buried creative abilities.

So, in answer to the question – WHY NOT VOLUNTEER!

- Rick Mc

Find out more about our current Volunteer Opportunities.

1 comment

  • ellen hughes

    22 December 2018, 3.03am

    I like that you said that helping others can make you feel satisfied and can allow you to be proud to share with others what your job is. My sister and I don't feel fulfilled with our current careers. We want to find a way to feel happy with what's happening to us. Since it's a joy for us to see others smile, we will consider volunteering in events.https://www.columbiaheightslions.com/

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