Why You Should Go for Volunteering?

Why it is good for you to Volunteer?

Volunteering is intended for those individuals who would like to serve others and would wish to bring a difference in others life as well as ones own life. Volunteering is both rewarding and a challenging task. It is good for those whom you assist and good for you too.

If you are only satisfied with directly providing your service, you should reconsider several factors. Your unawareness of the situation and about the complexities of the scenario may double the problems instead of reducing them. Think about whether you are having any specific skills that may be useful for rendering your service, whether you are physically prepared for coping up with scarcity of resources, equipped with resources for preventing the chances of getting any disease, mentally prepared for dealing with the emotional stress of the people along with their physical ones, ready with the papers required and permissions needed to go to the disaster area etc.

Disaster Assistance Volunteers in Haiti

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A man is rescued by members of U.S., Spanish and Taiwanese rescue teams in Port-au-PrinceA Brazilian and Chinese search and rescue team searches through the rubble of the headquarters of the United Nation's mission in Haiti in Port au PrinceRussian rescuers carry Senvilo Ovri, 11, a survivor of the earthquake, out of the remains of a house in Port-au-PrinceIn this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Air Force Tech Sgt. Nicholas Wentworth hangs an intravenous solution inside an MH-60S Sea Hawk prior to flying an earthquake victim to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
A man is rescued by members of U.S., Spanish and Taiwanese rescue teams in Port-au-Prince
A man is rescued by members of U.S., Spanish and Taiwanese rescue teams in Port-au-Prince
A Brazilian and Chinese search and rescue team searches through the rubble of the headquarters of the United Nation's mission in Haiti in Port au Prince
A Brazilian and Chinese search and rescue team searches through the rubble of the headquarters of the United Nation's mission in Haiti in Port au Prince
Russian rescuers carry Senvilo Ovri, 11, a survivor of the earthquake, out of the remains of a house in Port-au-Prince
Russian rescuers carry Senvilo Ovri, 11, a survivor of the earthquake, out of the remains of a house in Port-au-Prince
In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Air Force Tech Sgt. Nicholas Wentworth hangs an intravenous solution inside an MH-60S Sea Hawk prior to flying an earthquake victim to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Air Force Tech Sgt. Nicholas Wentworth hangs an intravenous solution inside an MH-60S Sea Hawk prior to flying an earthquake victim to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Benefits of Volunteering

Some of the benefits of volunteering are mentioned below: 

Would bring a change in others life: When you help others- may be building a house or teaching children or planting trees, it brings happiness to the life of others. 

Spreading a positive energy: When you do something with a good intention, and to bring about a difference, it automatically spreads positive vibes to the persons surrounding you. 

Learning about other cultures and places: Volunteering helps you to meet people of different cultures and study their customs, food, language etc. Its also exposes you to new places and helps to know the peculiar aspects of these places.

Brings about changes in ones own personality: It brings about changes in your personality too. You learn to be more patient, to get along with different kind of people and to adjust to different circumstances.

It is good while applying for jobs: Some of the employers value the volunteering experience of the employee, since it is an indication of the person to be patient, service minded and committed.

A practical experience for students: It is hands on experience to most of the students, since the volunteering activities may coincide with their area of study.

You will make lots of friends: You may get along with people of various cultures and make friends with other volunteers too.

May open up job and study opportunities: Some of the people you come to know, might provide you with information regarding your area of work or studies, about colleges, job opportunities etc. It is also an opportunity to form links with people of varying professions.

To understand yourself and make use of your skills: You develop a self confidence and come to know about your own abilities which you were not aware of earlier. You can utilize your skills to help others.

Helps to overcome boredom: If you are a person, sitting at home with nothing to do, volunteering is a good way to shed off your boredom.

Personal satisfaction and joy: When you do service for other people, it automatically brings a meaning to your life.

Its fun too: For people who love traveling, it is a fun too. It brings both knowledge and joy.

Volunteering in Haiti

   Recently, the earthquake that occurred in Haiti, has been pouring people from all over the world to provide their helping hands to the victims. There are several ways in which you can do the volunteering for the suffering people. On first hand you can you can work in your local area and collect the supplies required for the disaster area, raise funds or generate awareness in your area regarding the disaster, so that many may come forward to provide their service.

 Whichever way you provide your service- Haiti needs your help!! 

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Shinkicker 6 years ago from Scotland

Great Hub Kevin

I've did volunteering locally at one time, I'd always recommend it as a worthwhile thing to do.


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Kevin Peter 6 years ago from Global Citizen Author

volunteering in local community is a nice service to the society .

"Service is the rent we pay for our room in earth"


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Artin2010 6 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

A wonderful hub you have written. I recently sent my application in to Red Cross to become a volunteer. Awaiting response. There will be a need in Haiti for a long time. Be Blessed. Thanks


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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi Artin,

Did you get the chance to become a volunteer? Like to know your experience if you were blessed with such an opportunity.

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