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Here are Five Surprising Benefits of Volunteering:
1. Volunteering time makes you feel like you have more time. Wharton professor Cassie Mogilner wrote in the Harvard Business Review that her research found, " Those who volunteer their time feel like they have more of it." This is similar to other research showing that people who donate to charity feel wealthier.
2. Volunteering your skills helps you develop new skills. Skills-based volunteering is an excellent opportunity to develop talents to help you get ahead in your career. In fact, an article in Stanford Social Innovation Review called Skills-based Volunteering Overseas found, "The next executive training ground."
3. Volunteering your body helps you have a healthier body. A Corporation for National & Community Service report noted, "Research demonstrates that volunteering leads to better health... those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer."
4. Volunteering your experience helps build your experience. We consistently see this with highly skilled professionals like investment bankers and business consultants.
Volunteering in a new industry will give you knowledge to help you switch fields. For those of you who want to move from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector, volunteering first can help prove your commitment.
5. Volunteering your love makes you feel more love. Admittedly, love is a hard thing to measure. However, when researchers at the London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and measures of happiness, they found that the more people volunteered, the happier they were. Volunteering builds empathy, strengthens social bonds and makes you smile - all factors that increase the feeling of love.
Adapted from an article written by Mark Horoszowski, the cofounder and CEO of MovingWorlds.org, a global platform helping people volunteer their
skills around the world found, organizations that are solving last-mile challenges have great potential to create jobs.
We rely on the support of volunteers to help our organization thrive!
Thank you to all our volunteers, especially our all-volunteer Board of Directors.