Reasons to Give & Volunteer
12 Reasons Why People Volunteer
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1. They have a personal tie to the cause.
A particular cause calls to you because you, or someone close to you, have personally experienced the hardship the cause is aiming to minimize or eradicate. Perhaps your mom survived breast cancer or you grew up in a household without enough to eat. Whatever the cause, it touches your heart and empathy drives you to give back and make a difference in the lives of those going through the same situation now.
2. Volunteering helps build a resume.
Perhaps you are out of work and looking for something to bide your time and keep your resume fresh. Or maybe you have a job but your current position does not allow for the training you seek. Many volunteers are able to learn a new language or to develop managerial skills in volunteer positions they commit to.
3. It’s bridges the gap between yourself and others!.
Volunteering with these groups allows the chance to expand your horizons and celebrate other cultures and peoples. Teaching abroad or working with refugees are examples of volunteer opportunities that allow for people from different backgrounds to come together as one.
4. Volunteering is a good example for for those you care about.
Folks “talk the talk”. But very few actually make the time and effort to “walk the walk”. By volunteering, you inspire others to get involved to make a positive change in the community. It also sets a good example for children. Serving food at a local soup kitchen, leading a corporate team to raise funds for a charity run, or working with at-risk adolescents in an after-school program are great examples on how to spark a passion for volunteering in others.
Give to People in your community who need, NOT HIERARCHICAL Charities who take from your giving & those who need to support themselves. Don't be lead by saving taxes but compassion for those in your community who needs real & loving help you can give.
See Peoples Needs, NOT TAX Savings Greed
5. Meeting motivated, positive people.
The way someone chooses to spend their spare time is a true reflection of their values and priorities. Connecting over shared passions for a cause while helping others is a great way to meet new friends. By volunteering, your “circle of friends” can get a whole lot bigger in just a short amount of time.
6. Leads to other opportunities.
Depending on the project, you may get “behind-the-scenes” views of large organizations, such as political campaigns, at work. There might even be opportunities to meet famous and influential people who are spokespeople or involved in a particular cause. Or, volunteering as an usher at a theater house, for example, might enable you to see many amazing productions for free. These are pretty cool perks for a couple hours of your time.
7. Actuates the importance of “Doing good”.
Every day we are bombarded with disheartening news stories. Volunteering presents a proactive way of doing something to make the world a better place. Even the smallest gestures make a difference. And if we all band together, those small gestures can add up to a big change! For example, when you donate clothes and toys to the Salvation Army, you are helping our world by recycling, creating jobs in thrift stores and providing a way for others to purchase needed items at an affordable price.
8. Empowers Loving Yourself & Others. Maybe someone offered you a helping hand when you were down and out. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to pay that favor forward. Often times, a word of encouragement and a little assistance to those in need can help them get back on their feet. And when they do, they’ll most likely do the same for others. And the cycle continues.
9. Volunteering is easier than ever.
There is a nonprofit organization for just about every interest or cause out there. Finding the right organization to volunteer for is just a Google search away. Organizations recognize that do-gooders have varied skills and talents to bring to the table. These organizations have begun taking a real interest in putting the talents and expertise of volunteers to use to produce the greatest good for their clients. They have also become more flexible in volunteer scheduling, offering after work and weekend opportunities to help accommodate busy schedules.
10. Helps you get or stay healthy.
It’s true! Charity runs and walk-a-thons are excellent ways to stay motivated in your personal goals of weight loss or simply maintaining a healthy lifestyle. When you know you have others relying on the funds you’re raising, it’s a lot easier to tie up those laces and get moving.
11. Builds Community perspective and self-awareness.
Depending on the cause, it is possible you will come face to face with some pretty heart-wrenching situations. As a volunteer, you will be expected to keep a calm and positive demeanor. Dealing with these situations can make you question your perspective on the world and the choices you make in your personal life. Though this can a bit overwhelming at first, developing a keener sense of self-awareness is an amazing transformation many volunteers experience.
12. Volunteering is healthy for you.
Studies show that volunteering releases tension. By helping others in need, you take the focus off of your own problems, putting into perspective how precious having a healthy, fulfilled life really is. Many volunteers realize that, while not perfect, their life is a blessing to be celebrated every day. In my opinion, this is priceless.
So what about you?
Do you volunteer?
Who for and why?
Do any of these reasons resonate with you?
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From video 5 in playlist above: Studies show as the expensiveness of a car increases the drivers tendency to break the law increases as well. None of the cars in the lest expensive category broke the law. Close to 50% of the cars in the most expensive category broke the law.
Other studies show that show that wealthier individuals are more likely to lie in negotiations, to endorse unethical behaviors at work like stealing cash from the cash register, taking bribes, lying to customers. This does not suggest that it is only wealthy individuals that display these behavior patterns. Most individuals struggle day to day with these competing motivations of when & if to put our own interest above the interest of honesty, integrity & other's interest & the American dream of all of us having an equal opportunity for Success (The Progressive Realization of a Worthy End Goal of Pure Love & Pure Truth, Loving Ourselves (meaning: sometimes we need to put our own interest above the interest & well being of others), Loving One Another & Loving our neighbors. as long as we apply ourselves & work smart & hard to do so.
What the studies are showing is that the wealthier you are the more likely you are to pursue a vision of personal gain of achievement & accomplishments to the detriment of others around you. i.e. the top 20% of the population own close to 90% of the total wealth in this country.
While the studies show the wealthier you are the more you have a tendency to put your own vision of wealth accumulation above the needs of others & are willing to do things to serve that selfish greedy interest there is every reason to think that these patterns will only get worse. Everyone not just the people at the bottom of economic inequality does worse, not just the people at the bottom. That is why changing this is important!!!!
So Everyone Rich & Poor Individual Can Do Better with a more enjoyable & longer healthy life also.
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Further Studies Show: Small Psychological Interventions, Small Changes to People's Values, Small Nudges In Positive, More Loving Directions, Can Restore Levels of Compassion & Love for Self Integrity, Who We Are (A Product of our Creator "Pure Spirit, 'Pure Love & Pure Truth") & Who We Really Want To BE, Our objective Compassion & Love for Ourselves & Others that cause Wealthy Individuals to be just as Compassionate & Loving as Poor People.
Watch Video> Start at 14:00 minutes. Which shows the intervention of reality can & does change a rich individuals heart to Pure Love & Pure Truth advantages of Loving & Caring for Others. Love Ourselves, One Another & Your Neighbors.
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