Beyond helping others, volunteering builds a sense of real community. There's something special about joining forces to better the world. Realizing that all it takes to connect with a complete stranger is to work towards a common goal, we can feel this perspective shift throughout our lives.
The friendships formed with fellow volunteers are often long-lasting because they are built on shared passions. Often, people sign up for one-time opportunities, only to form connections that prompt them to volunteer again and again.
A Team with a Purpose
Plus, volunteering is a chance to do work that matters. There are dozens of causes in your neighborhood that need community volunteers to help do lasting good. Working together for these causes is not only personally rewarding, it's a way to create positive change in your community and directly affect other lives.
How Volunteering Changes Lives
Active volunteers find that volunteering opens doors and changes attitudes. Research shows that people who volunteer experience lower rates of depression, a greater sense of happiness in life, and increased longevity. The skills they gain can also help advance their careers and put them ahead on the job market.
But more than any of the other benefits of volunteering, the greatest one is the knowledge of the lives you've changed. Choose one of All for Good's Houston volunteer opportunities below and see the difference it makes in your life today.