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Benefits of Volunteering

Whether it is important to you to solve a community problem, advance a worthy cause or to develop as a person, volunteering offers many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise. Volunteers are the backbone of all local non-profits:
Volunteering can help you:

  •     Make important networking contacts
  •     Learn or develop skills
  •     Teach your skills to others
  •     Enhance your résumé
  •     Gain work experience
  •     Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  •     Improve your health
  •     Meet new people
  •     Feel needed and valued
  •     Express gratitude for help you may have received in the past from an organization
  •     Communicate to others that you are ambitious, enthusiastic and care about the community
  •     Make a difference in someone’s life
  •     Improves the likelihood that children will volunteer as an adult

Content courtesy of liveunited.org

Why do YOU volunteer?

To find a local volunteer opportunity visit HandsOn Willamette, a site connecting volunteers to opportunties.