What will I learn while volunteering?
Almost anything! The range of volunteer opportunities available in Nashville is huge, with options including teamwork, brains, brawn, or organizing skills—even something as simple as donating food or clothing. And if you're looking to gain experience—particularly in planning and managing a project—then there are plenty of organizations that would love to work with you.
Because of the real-world experience that volunteering provides, your volunteer work also makes a great addition to your résumé. Volunteerism shows employers that you are others-minded, can set and achieve goals, and that you have passions beyond the workplace, all helping your résumé stand out.
What kinds of people will I meet?
Volunteering can be a great way to make new friends from different walks of life. The volunteers around you will be dedicated individuals who share your love of helping others—and often, the friendships formed while volunteering can last for a lifetime.
Is it true that volunteering lowers stress?
Yes. Volunteering involves several factors that make it a stress-reducing activity. Doing things for others, working without expecting profit, and being a part of a team can all help lower your stress. This is one of the biggest reasons busy professionals make time to volunteer.
Research shows that volunteering also increases happiness, helps overcome depression, and can even extend your lifespan.
Volunteering makes a difference
No matter what kind of volunteer work you choose, the impact is real. Volunteers represent community members and neighbors coming together to make lasting change that affects not only themselves, but all Nashville and future generations. Frequently, the results are immediate and tangible.
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