25 REASONS TO VOLUNTEER

Written By: Stacey Ebert
(Race2Rebuild Special Events Director/Rebuilding Together Volunteer)

R2R Team GB

I learned about philanthropy at a young age. Schools and youth groups provided involvement and I dove right in. Community activism has always been important to me and giving back is something in which I strongly believe. It’s been a privilege to be involved with many incredible organizations that do their part in making the world a better place. An hour, a day, a month or a lifetime will help-get involved…you’ll be amazed at what you can do and how it will change your life. It changed mine.

  1. Reaches far beyond your expectations
  2. Sends goodness out into the world
  3. Helps people
  4. Encourages others
  5. Provides hope & comfort
  6. Shares your knowledge & talents
  7. Introduces people who may have never before met
  8. Creates partnerships
  9. Involves you in something bigger than yourself
  10. Offers perspective
  11. Invigorates
  12. Yields results
  13. Opens eyes
  14. Reinforces collaboration and cooperation
  15. Heals wounds
  16. Proposes closure
  17. Brings diversity of projects into your life
  18. Presents opportunities in leadership & teamwork
  19. Touches lives
  20. Brings people together
  21. Feels good
  22. Breeds positivity
  23. Distributes weight of a heavy situation
  24. Makes a difference
  25. Changes conditions

Find an organization/cause whose mission you find important. Open your heart and share your talents. Give what you can-it will all help. Stay local or go global. Offer money, time or abilities. Send goodness into the world and it will return ten-fold. You can make a difference and what you get in return will surprise you. You will be forever changed.

Stacey Ebert is a traveler at heart who has visited over 50 of the world’s countries and met her Australian-born husband while on a trip in New Zealand. She has actively volunteered for various organizations since her youth. An event planner by day, she is creative with a love of writing, the beach, travel, yoga and all things chocolate. Check out her blog at thegiftoftravel.wordpress.com.
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