With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous. Through volunteering, you can reach out to other people, learn new skills, and even advance your career.
I strongly believe in the bible scripture that says, ”give and it shall be given unto you, pressed down, shaken together and running over”. Volunteering and helping others can provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving, in even simple ways can help others those in need and improve your health and happiness.
In fact, one of the secrets of success that many people miss out on is that of volunteering. It can connect you with the right people, expand your network, boost your social skills and give you a platform to test and improve your skills.
This is why I decided to join the Federal Road Safety Special Marshal Corps..
I often tell young people to search out for opportunities to volunteer; especially those who say that there are no jobs out there. Most employers will require some experience to give you a job and you cannot have these experiences if you have not been involved in any real life project. This is where volunteering comes in; for it during your volunteering period that you acquire practical experience, which can be used to position you for a job.
It is important however to approach volunteering more from the standpoint of providing support to other people and not from an angle of “what you want to get out of it”
The law of the universe requires you to sow before you reap and volunteering your time and expertise is the seed that you are sowing. It will germinate and bring forth fruit.
I hope this inspires you to volunteer in your church, community and the society at large.
As a law firm, we would be setting up a volunteering initiative soon, to offer our expertise alongside other willing volunteers to our stakeholders.
Watch this space.