Rewards-of-Volunteering-YMCA-of-Greater-WhittierVolunteerism leads to a variety of benefits for your community. By showing up to volunteer, you help others and contribute to the greater good.

As much as volunteering appears to be a selfless act, it turns out that volunteerism is a two-way street. Giving is good for the community and for you! Meaning that as a volunteer, you reap some benefits and rewards, as well.

Here are some of the rewards you might experience as a result of volunteering:

Connect with others.

Showing up to volunteer in your community is a great way to connect with others. You’ll meet people who share similar interests and values and might even end up making new friends.

Do something as a family.

Volunteering can not only be rewarding to you as an individual but also to your family. So if you’re looking for an activity your family can do together, look for opportunities to volunteer together and spend some quality time together while giving back.

Feel a sense of accomplishment.

Another reward of volunteerism is the resulting sense of accomplishment. This feeling of doing something for others can help boost your self-confidence and provide more fulfillment in your daily life.

Experience more positivity.

In addition to the boost in self-confidence, volunteerism also promotes positivity and feelings of happiness. Overall, your mood is likely to improve as a result of helping others.

Learn valuable skills.

Volunteering also offers practical rewards, such as learning new skills. Suppose you’re looking for opportunities to expand your knowledge. In that case, volunteering is a great way to get an introduction to a variety of experiences that you can build upon in the future.

Explore a new interest.

Not only can you learn new skills, but you can also explore new interests through volunteering. And by showing up to give back to other people, you’ll know that you’ll be able to explore with others. Who knows what you might discover together?

Have some fun.

While volunteering has many rewards to offer, a simple benefit that can’t be overlooked is that it can be a fun experience. You can give back to your community all while enjoying yourself and the experience.

At the YMCA of Greater Whittier, you’re not just joining a gym. You’re joining a cause! To learn more about the benefits of joining our community, contact us today.