Monday, August 31, 2015

4 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer your Time to Community Service

Volunteering your time to community service can be fun and inspiring. There are diverse ways to volunteer your time to your local community. You can volunteer your time to coach a local team, raise donations for the less privileged, serve meals at the neighborhood soup kitchen, and so on.

Below is a rundown of how community service can benefit you and the community at large:

You will gain emotional satisfaction and fulfillment

Everybody has the capacity to help others in one way or the other. The fulfillment that comes with knowing that you have added value to someone else’s life is a great reward that cannot be quantified.

You will have the opportunity to connect with other people

You will be able to make new friends and connect with other people. This will help you to develop necessary social and communication skills.

Volunteering your time will help to improve your self-esteem

When you see the impact of your service on the community or an individual, you will have a better feeling about yourself.

Volunteering your time is a good way to fight depression

Social isolation is a key danger element of depression. Volunteering your time to community service will keep you in regular contact with people, this will give you strong emotional support to fight depression in difficult times.

Find out about how you can make impact in your local community, and you will experience the rewards that comes with it. Our acts of generosity, kindness and love are those things that strengthens the community.

Stephen Souky is an accountant and the president of Niskayuna Girls Travel Basketball Team and AAU programs. He is also a part of the community support efforts being undertaken by his church (Grace Fellowship).