1. Escape your routine
Most people spend their days doing the same things, with the same people, as the day before. Sometimes it's nice to change the pace with work you don't normally do, in a new setting with new faces. Volunteering breaks you out of the usual mold with fresh challenges.
2. Meet new friends
What better way to meet people than by sharing a new experience? Volunteering is an easy way to connect with passionate people who share your commitment to the community.
3. Make an impact
Through volunteer work, each of us can contribute to something larger than ourselves. Every volunteer position is a chance to do work that impacts the broader community. Often, you can see a tangible result from your work: children using the playground you helped build, a clean river bank, or animals adopted into new homes.
4. Gain experience
From carpentry to event coordination, volunteering helps build real-world skills. The experience you gain as a volunteer translates directly to work situations and can be a valuable addition to your résumé.
5. Feel enriched
Few hobbies offer the sense of involvement that volunteering can give you. Volunteers can take pride in their work and know that they've helped touch other human lives.
Ready to volunteer in Boston? All for Good makes it easy. Take a look at these opportunities and find out how rewarding it can be.