10 Reasons to Volunteer

10 Reasons to Volunteer

According to a survey on youth and volunteering  conducted by dosomething.org it was highlighted that  :

“93 % of the youth says that they want to volunteer, but only a fraction of these actually take a step to make the change.”

So , what stops them ? It can be a lot of reasons. From the perspective of a young person usually there’s just so much to look forward to in their own lives . But then there are some who are always willing to create a better life for others and help in whatsoever manner possible.   

And the ones who make this choice, are the ones who don’t necessarily have the time , but the heart to give.

Like the saying goes : 

 “Those who can, do. Those who can do more, Volunteer.”

Here listed, are 10 amazing reasons to volunteer immediately, if you haven’t yet stood up for this adventure.


  1. Impact lives

 As cliche it might sound, make a difference. Volunteering has its own unique way of letting you know that you are a part of something bigger than yourself and if you look around there are always people and places that are seeking you out. It is all about making people happy with all the little things you do, and improving the quality of life everywhere.

Here’s an example how : Ekta_Volunteering Story


  1.  Take Responsibility

“ Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote for elections once a year ,   but when you volunteer, you vote everyday about the kind of community you want to live in.”

It is so easy to look around and point out at everything that is wrong with this world . But when you choose volunteering you make a decision to spend your time in making things right. And you make an effort to Volunteer for the kind of world you want to live in.


  1.  Explore your potential

If you are a person who aims at constantly bettering yourself and embracing challenges each and everyday , volunteering is the best platform to do that.

Only when you are faced with a diverse and challenging environment you get an opportunity to explore and recognize what your potential is. You might find yourself doing things you thought you were incapable of doing and succeeding in most of these pursuits.

Volunteering in Bulgaria


  1. Build a Community of People You Connect With

When you volunteer and decide to  step out of your comfort zone, you meet people who have been willing to do the same.  They can be your  co-workers or just people who you get to acquain.


  1.  Learn Lessons Outside Your Classroom

     Every person you meet is a new story. You get a chance to learn from other’s experiences and mistakes. You get to create your own story and make your own mistakes .Volunteering brings to you all the lessons you can never learn while sitting in a room.  

Volunteering Experience In Mauritius


To volunteer abroad, click on: www.aiesec.in/volunteer-abroad


  1.  Gift someone the Love and Attention They deserve

Teach the ones who don’t have the access to Education, educate someone who feels left behind and work for someone who does not have the resources to make things better for himself or around him.  Gift someone your time and affection , without expecting anything in return.

Volunteering In Milan


  1. Live A Local Experience

Anywhere you go, any place you volunteer you get to witness the culture and lifestyle that is embraced by the local majority in that place. You experience the best of diversity and cultural differences.


  1. It is Emotionally Fulfilling

“To fulfil yourself, fulfill others first.”         

Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose and you are always willing to find it’s meaning in everything that you do.  It gives you an opportunity to feel good about yourself and optimistic about the things that you can do .


  1.  Breaking  Stereotypes

Live in a world where you can think openly without restricting yourself to the narrow horizons of stereotypes that always occupy a space in your head. Learn that everything is not what it seems and there’s so much  to learn from everyone around you.

Volunteering In Russia


  1.  Volunteer  to Express

Devote yourself to community you build for yourself and devote yourself to create something that gives you purpose and meaning. Grab some minutes to express your thoughts and opinions, express how you would like things to work, express how you can make a difference.


  1. Volunteering is a Pursuit of Happiness

Volunteering helps you to see the bigger picture, and act accordingly.  It helps you to find yourself and be thankful for everything that surrounds you. Volunteering is about you realizing your own definition for happiness and living by it


And On a lighter note, Volunteer  :


To volunteer abroad, click on: www.aiesec.in/volunteer-abroad


Blog by-Khyati Ghai

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