People volunteer for a variety of reasons. Some people want to make a difference, some want to give back and yet others want to build on skills that they already have. Then there are those volunteers who want to utilize downtime that they may have.
Regardless of the reason, volunteering can be quite a fulfilling undertaking because, whether you know it or not, volunteering helps build better communities.
Here is a list of more reasons why people volunteer:
To give back to a community or organization that has given to you or a loved one
To make a difference
It is good for you
It brings people together
It helps your professional growth and experience
It helps your personal growth and boosts your self-esteem
You learn a lot
It helps you fulfill your civic responsibility
It creates nation-builders
It enhances your curriculum vitae
It helps you satisfy mandated community services
You can earn a PREB Certificate
Whatever reason motivates your volunteering interests, contact your local Volunteer Centre and they can point you in the right direction regarding available volunteer opportunities.