Reasons for Young People to Volunteer

Gain Job Experience. Volunteer experience looks great on a resume. Plus, this work could lead to new job!

Improve Your Health & Self-Esteem. Volunteering to help others is known to reduce stress, give you hope & boost self-esteem.

Meet Real Community Needs. Helping people learn to read, or get basic food, clothing, shelter or furniture makes a huge difference! Whether the project is planting a tree or tutoring children, the community will look and feel better.

Gain Entrance to College. Colleges and universities today are looking for applicants who have more than high grades. They’re also looking for well-rounded people who have volunteered to make a difference in their communities.

Meet New People: Establish Friends, Connections, and References. When you work alongside others, you really get to know them and become friends with them! Also, adults at organizations can connect you to great opportunities and provide a reference for a job or college.

Gain New Skills and Develop Talents. Whether you enjoy working with computers, children, or seniors, any interest you have can be developed through volunteering.

Spread Positive Energy! Just like random acts of kindness, when you volunteer, your energy & efforts affect the whole community.

Make the World a Better Place. If you see problems in your community that you feel need addressing; then do something about them. By volunteering, you do make a difference and help make the world a better place.

Personal Growth. By taking on new tasks you will learn more about both people and life.

It’s Fun! Volunteering will bring laughter and smiles into your life.