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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