IELTS writing : Top reasons to do volunteer work

Community Service: Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer

 

 

#10: It’s good for you.

 

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

 

Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.

 

Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.

 

#9: It saves resources.

 

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.

 

The estimated value of a volunteer’s time in California is $26.87 per hour based on the Corporation for National & Community Service.

 

#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.

 

You can test out a career.

 

#7: It brings people together.

 

As a volunteer you assist in:

 

Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal

Building camaraderie and teamwork.

 

#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.

 

Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

 

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

 

As a volunteer you help:

 

Support families (daycare and eldercare)

 

Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)

 

Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)

 

Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)

#4: You learn a lot.

 

Volunteers learn things like these:

 

Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.

 

Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.

 

Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

 

#3: You get a chance to give back.

 

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

 

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.

 

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

 

#1: You make a difference.

 

Every person counts!

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