Volunteering can be far more than simply doing a good deed.
In fact, volunteering can be a great way to develop skills, learn more about career options, make friends, garner new professional contacts, get exercise, spend time outdoors/with animals/with kids, or even just shake up your routine.
Yet volunteers rarely speak of the benefits of volunteering to themselves — maybe it feels a bit too self-centered, or too far from the altruistic vision of the selfless volunteer.
But who says that doing good and enjoying yourself while meeting your own personal/professional goals can’t happen at the same time?
~Volunteer Resource Center
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