When you look at the reasons why volunteering is important, it’s not only about the impacts we can make in the lives of those around us but the role it can play in making us more tolerant individuals and giving towards the global community. Each of us should be willing to offer our own time and expect nothing in return. But the truth is that volunteering will bring a world of rewards you might never have expected. So exactly why is volunteering important?
The benefits of volunteering are well documented, from the positive impacts on affected communities to the advantages it brings to participating individuals. We are quick to think of developing countries that lack the money and resources to support their populations, while people within your own backyard may be going through hardship on a daily basis.
Our focus is the backyard.
By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community, we can create opportunities for families facing adversity and help them achieve:
- Higher aspirations
- Healthy relationships
- Spiritual well-being
- Avoidance of high-risk behaviors
- Educational success