20 Reasons to Volunteer

Be a Great Volunteer!

We can think of dozens of reasons why you should volunteer. Helping others and making a difference are just two.

Once you've figured out why to volunteer, we can help you find a great opportunity.

Why Volunteer?

Part of being a great volunteer is loving what you're doing. Find something that you're passionate about or something that inspires you, and then find a need in your community. There are dozens of reasons why you should volunteer - you just need to find the one that feels right.

20 Great Reasons to Volunteer

  • Help others
  • Make a difference
  • Find purpose
  • Enjoy a meaningful conversation
  • Connect with your community
  • Feel involved
  • Contribute to a cause that you care about
  • Use your skills in a productive way
  • Develop new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Explore new areas of interest
  • Meet good people
  • Impress your mom
  • Impress yourself
  • Expand your horizons
  • Get out of the house
  • Make new friends
  • Strengthen your resume
  • Feel better about yourself
  • [ Your favorite reason here ]

People volunteer for a variety of reasons

Some are motivated by altruistic values. Some seek social justice. Others see service as a way to enable a democratic political system.

Whatever your reason, we believe volunteering can transform you and the world around you.

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