Value Of Volunteering Essay

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I have been volunteering since I was in high school. I continue to volunteer my time and resources to various organizations in my community. I believe in giving back to society and helping those in need. For me volunteering is about what I can do for others without seeking monetary gain or acknowledgement. I get satisfaction in knowing I was able to help someone or be a part of something. There are so many opportunities for volunteering in our community. I taught my children the value of volunteering at an early age. During my years of volunteering I realized volunteers need to choose activities based on personal interest, be committed, balance hours of volunteering with other responsibilities and know how to set boundaries.
It was June 2004,
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When volunteers don't choose activities they are interested in they end up not working to the best of their ability. People may see it as a negative experience and not volunteer again. People find the experience a waste of their time and not rewarding. They may choose an activity because their friend is doing it then they end up resenting the volunteer work.
When people choose activities based on their interest they will volunteer at several organizations. They get fulfillment and happiness from their service. People will continue to volunteer and work to their ability. They are more willing to assist and do what's needed from them as a volunteer. Volunteers may feel as if they are part of the organization. The volunteer experience might lead to a career path. According to Segal and Robinson (2017),
"You will have a richer and more enjoyable volunteering experience if you first take some time to identify your goals and interests. Think about why you want to volunteer. What would you enjoy doing? The opportunities that match both your goals and your interests are most likely to be fun and fulfilling".
Volunteers need to choose activities based on their personal

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