volunteer rangerPeople volunteer for a wide variety of reasons, especially wanting to help others. Thinking of becoming a volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.

#1: It's good for you.

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

  • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
  • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.

 

#2: It saves resources.

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.

  • The estimated value of a volunteer's time is $15.39 per hour.

#3: Volunteers gain professional experience.

  • You can test out a career.

#4: It brings people together.

As a volunteer you assist in:

  • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
  • Building camaraderie and teamwork

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