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Keeping the flame of volunteerism alive in young

Updated on January 2, 2013

We dislike people who disparage us as callous, parochial pariahs; on the contrary, we should tolerate their criticism because we might really have these characteristics. When we lack the spontaneity to support worthy causes, we can be perceived, picturesquely and collectively, as an impersonal and commercialized society with little warmth.

Volunteerism is not only about giving away a largesse. Both the Government and activists have a role to play in addressing the paucity of a volunteerism spirit and rectifying the baleful maelstrom where people are only motivated by selfish interests.

An equilibrium must be struck while harbouring high expectations of the prosperity of the country itself and the living standards of the citizens. There should be a plenty of desirable outcomes, including a rise in voluntary activity outside of the home and the support of goodwill activities in educational, religious or sport bodies.

As needs multiply, the number of volunteers, though reputedly substantial, might not be able to cope with the pressure. Needs can either be educational or financial. The first paroxysm of interest to serve within the community during our youth might taper off and flatten as our focus shifts to careers and the pursuit of our interests. There must be a bevy of trustful volunteers who can pledge to help the needy based on an ad hoc basis consistently, but not piecemeal.

It might be taxing to coax people into joining volunteer groups, but, with the promise of recognition, people might be inveigled into volunteering. However, volunteering should not be coerced or persuaded with the promise of rewards; rather, the quintessence must emanate from our hearts. Doing pro bono work is not mandatory in most cases, and technically speaking, providing free services is a job for novices. It must be noted that that is a terribly wrong stereotype however. Doing pro bono work not only alleviates the tribulations of the poor, but also indicates that you are not avaricious for wealth, that you are still a humble person although you are equipped with a high certification.

Many studies have shown the beneficial effect of volunteering on physical and mental health. Active engagement in the society can undoubtedly promote social solidarity and a stronger sense of identity.


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