Everyone should volunteer at least once in their lives. Not only can you feel some valuable benefits when you take part in a volunteering project, but the effects you can have on your local community and beyond are remarkable.
How to volunteer
- Support families (daycare and elder care)
- Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
- Community Health (Family and patient support and education)
- Protect animals (rescue and rehabilitation)
- Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
- Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)
Here are the 5 top reasons why volunteering makes a difference to you and your community:
Gain Work Experience
Being involved in any organization is great work experience. Not only will this be great for your CV but it's a brilliant way to get on-the-job experience, interacting with people or animals you may be interested to work with in your career
Builds Bonds and Creates Friends
Volunteering creates stronger bonds between friends, family, and coworkers. People build closer relationships, better connections, and more powerful attachments to people when they work together. If you feel the need for deeper connections with other people, try volunteering. You might live longer and be happier.
See the world through different lenses
Volunteering changes how you see the world. You come into contact with people on a daily basis from different countries, backgrounds and perspectives. This shift in perspective opens your mind to what is truly important, and helps to build bridges of understanding.
Your participation in a sustainable, long-term program will help to empower people. By contributing to teaching capacity at over-burdened schools, or helping someone to reach their goals in learning English, you will help to empower them to break out of cycles of poverty, and access improved job opportunities. Learn more about organizations that Das Matia supports.
It’s good for your Body and Mind
Volunteering helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety. The social contact aspect of helping and working with others can have a profound effect on your overall psychological well-being. Nothing relieves stress better than a meaningful connection to another person.
Are you ready to get out into the world and contribute to impactful programmes?