If a person gives you his time, he can give you no more precious gift.

You may not realize this but volunteering your time to help others puts you in an elite group of remarkable people. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, only about 28.8% of the United States civilian non-institutional population, age 16 or over, volunteers any of their time to helping others. If you donate just one hour per week you will be in the top 15%!

Volunteering your help does not have to be a full-time job. Many of us are already working full time. Your work may be at a job or taking care of a family. That is not a problem! There are many volunteer opportunities that do not require a significant amount of time.

Don’t delay in getting started as a volunteer. Many people are counting on you to help make this world better in your special and unique way.

What are some of the benefits of volunteering?

Here’s a list of just a few of the benefits you receive from volunteering your time:

  • Making new friends and networking contacts
  • Building self-esteem
  • Learning new skills
  • Having fun
  • Making a difference in the lives of people
  • Personal satisfaction
  • Using the experience on your resume