3 Great Reasons to Volunteer
Besides the warm feelings that arise from giving back to your community and those in need, there are other benefits to the giving of your time.
1) Learn New Skills
When you volunteer there is often no way to know exactly what you will be doing! You could be getting a primer on facilities management, as you help setup and break down, for an event. Or maybe your efforts will be used in generating interest for an event, learning some marketing skills along the way. No matter what you end up doing, there is little doubt you will be working alone, which means learning/practicing your people skills is a guarantee.
2) Make New Friends
Donating your time and energies as a team of individuals has one definite outcome; you will meet new people. Even if you are shy and making new friends does not come easy for you, being tasked with things to do and given instructions, helps relieve the pressure of breaking the ice with your fellow volunteers.
3) Advance Your Career
Learning new skills and making new connections has the added benefit of expanding your career options. Many executives find time to volunteer, so your next boss may be the person working next to you at the snack stand!
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, while expanding your skills and exploring other passions in life, at the very same time. At the Bridge To Recovery Foundation there are always things to be done; whether it is the day of our annual walk, or sending out mailers or simply becoming a member to pitch in as needed, we welcome all hands and help! Contact us today for more information on how you can get started.