Hello fellas, how are you today? In this session, we are going to discuss volunteering. Fellas, have you ever been a volunteer? Or have you ever joined a volunteering project?
A volunteer is a person who offers to take part in an enterprise or to undertake a task. This person often does the task without being paid.
Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community.
By joining as a volunteer, we ourselves also get the benefits, because volunteering and helping others can help reduce stress, combat depression, keep us mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose.
Nowadays, people choose to volunteer for variety of reasons. Some people do voluntary job because they want to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them.
Some people do voluntary job because it can be a route to an employment, it is an opportunity to try something new, and it could lead to a career change.
So, how to become a volunteer? Here are the tips for you:
- Educate yourself
Before you decide which organisation to join for a voluntary activity, you should have a firm grasp of the organisation’s mission and goals so you will be able to better serve the community and become more professional.
- Attitude is everything
The more positive your attitude is and the more you think about the voluntary activity with an open mind, the more you will get from the experience. Sometimes voluntary work isn’t exactly what you want to be doing, but always look on the bright side.
- Accept differences
When you decide to be a volunteer, you should realise that you will be working with a diverse group of people, which means exposing yourself to a variety of social classes, ages, and races. Volunteering can shatter barriers between people who never interact. Accept the differences and you won’t regret it.
- Make connections
The last tip is about how you can build relationships with both sides, in this case the people in the non-profit organisation and the people you serve. Treat them well and make sure to leave everyone you meet with good impression.