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Volunteering in Your Community

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Volunteering in Your Community
Learn or develop a new skill.
Volunteering is the perfect vehicle to discover something you are really good at and develop a new skill. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” It is never too late to learn new skills and no reason why you should stop adding to your knowledge just because you are in employment or have finished education.
Volunteering increases self-confidence.
Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity. And the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.
Tips for Volunteering
Research the causes or issues that are important to you.
Consider what you have to offer.
Think outside the box!
There’s no need to wait to be asked.
Find the volunteer activity that fits your schedule.
Volunteer with friends or as a family.
Virtual Volunteering.
Don’t give up!


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Specific Purpose:
To persuade my audience to take advantages of volunteering.
Benefits of Volunteering:
Learn or develop a new skill.
Be part of your community.
Motivation and sense of achievement.
Volunteering helps you make new friends and contacts.
Volunteering increases self-confidence.
Volunteering helps you stay physically healthy.
Volunteering can provide career experience.
Tips for Volunteering.
Conclusion .

Be part of your community.
No man or woman is an island. We sometimes take for granted the community that we live in. Communities are suffering due to the growth of secular societies but at the same time we can really bridge that expanding gap through volunteering. Volunteering is ultimately about helping others and having an impact on people’s well being. What better way is there to connect with your community and give a little back? As a volunteer, you certainly return to society some of the benefits that society gives you.
Motivation and sense of achievement.
Fundamentally, volunteering is about giving your time, energy and skills freely. Unlike many things in life there is choice involved in volunteering. As a volunteer you have made a decision to help on your own accord, free from pressure to act from others. Volunteers predominantly express a sense of achievement and motivation.
Volunteering helps you make new friends and contacts.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area. Volunteering also strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with common interests, neighborhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills, since you are meeting regularly with a group of people with common interests.
Volunteering helps you stay physically healthy.
Volunteering is good for your health at any age, but it’s especially beneficial in older adults. Studies have found that those who volunteer have a lower mortality rate than those who do not, even when considering factors like the health of the participants. Volunteering has also been shown to lessen symptoms of chronic pain or heart disease.

Volunteering can provide career experience.
Volunteering offers you the chance to try out a new career without making a long-term commitment. It is also a great way to gain experience in a new field. In some fields, you can volunteer directly at an organization that does the kind of work you’re interested in. For example, if you’re interested in nursing, you could volunteer at a hospital or a nursing home.
By :Hadeel Al Shammari
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