Everyone knows volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community, but did you know that it can have benefits for you as well?
Here are some benefits to volunteering:
It’s good for you. Volunteering can improve your mood and lessen stress. Health professionals report that when you focus your time and attention on someone other than yourself, it disrupts usual tension producing patterns.
It brings people together. Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal builds camaraderie and teamwork.
It’s promotes personal growth and self esteem. Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-worth
It teaches sacrifice. Cutting back on personal recreation time to help someone in need lets us know that there are important things besides ourselves and our immediate needs. Remember God created us to serve.
It helps you feel connected. Researchers suggest that our feelings of connection don’t just make us feel good; they also make us do good.
It can strengthen your family. Volunteering with your children is a great way for families to have fun and feel closer. Also volunteering together can reinforce the great lesson of giving and sharing.