Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community. Donating time, skills and knowledge can help organizations benefit more people that need help. But, did you know that volunteering also has significant benefits for the volunteer? Creating community, building your resume, learning new things and boosting confidence are just a few ways that volunteering can help.
Getting to know others with common interests is a great way to meet new people and get involved in your town. While some people are very outgoing, others are shy, so meeting regularly with a shared goal is a great way to make new friends.
Volunteering is also a great way to gain experience in your field of interest. Whether act as treasurer when seeking a career in finance, or help host events because of your interest in hospitality, volunteering can give you experience that you can add to your resume, and make you a better candidate and employee.
Acting as a volunteer can help you build your interpersonal skills or even challenge you to learn something new. You may learn about managing money, improve your leadership skills, or practice public speaking. Getting new opportunities will allow you to gain confidence in trying out new things.
Being part of something bigger than yourself gives volunteers a sense of purpose. With just a few hours a week, they are able to help countless people in our community. Volunteering helps build self-esteem, as people are able to see firsthand the impact their actions can make.
DHCHD is built upon the generosity of the community, with volunteers running our gift shop, hosting activities at our nursing home, and visiting our hospice patients. While they are a vital part of the compassionate care we provide, they maintain that benefit just as much as our patients do.