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Reasons To Do Volunteer Work

Updated on December 9, 2018

Volunteer work isn’t a prerequisite to life therefore many make the decision not partake in it. Little do they know they’re missing out an experience to remember. Volunteering can change your outlook on society and helps individuals with transparency. It is undoubtedly worth your time and attention.

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Benefits

  • You can create smiles on people’s faces
  • It is fun
  • Spread of happiness
  • Good way to spend your time
  • You help create memories
  • Make meaningful connections

My Experience

Over the years I have volunteered in various ways. Most recently I volunteered with my friends at Santa’s Village in Richardson TX. Our role was to keep the petting zoo under control. There were a surplus of beautiful animals. The petting zoo had goats, bunnies, pigeons, chickens, ponies, a donkey, a pig, and a llama.

We went for three days and it was rewarding. The best part consisted of the smile’s on the children’s faces as they came through. I’ve never experienced anything like it. The parents had their phones out to capture the memory.

The animals belonged to that of a lovely married couple. They would joke around with us. They would tell us stories about the animals and make jokes sometimes. They were wonderful. We found out that they’d been doing this for years. Which solidified how special it was to me that we got to be apart of it.

I would do it again without a second thought. That feeling of helping to make memories is so pure and beautiful.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” - Martin Luther King. Jr

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Examples Of Volunteer Work

Volunteer work comes in all shapes and forms. There are different opportunities big and small.

Volunteer at...

  1. a soup kitchen
  2. mentor program
  3. a local nursing home
  4. a community center
  5. special events
  6. birthday parties
  7. food bank
  8. an animal shelter
  9. the hospital
  10. the library

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    • Eurofile profile image

      Liz Westwood 

      2 years ago from UK

      That is a very good point. Experience can tip the balance on a job application.

    • JessicaNewton profile image

      Jess Newton 

      2 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Volunteering is also a great way to gain work experience in a field/industry that you're looking to break in to.

    • Eurofile profile image

      Liz Westwood 

      2 years ago from UK

      This is a very encouraging article. I was impressed one Christmas when the UK Prime Minister did volunteering work on Christmas Day.

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