Want to volunteer?
Volunteering offers the following benefits:
- Community contribution and connectedness – In particular, giving back to the community and building a sense of local community were identified as important benefits.
- Positive altruistic effects and intrinsic reward – A personal sense of worth and satisfaction from doing good for others and the community was noted in many responses.
- Social benefits – Volunteers said that developing networks and meeting new people from diverse backgrounds is a personal benefit of volunteering.
- Skills and employment – Volunteers also said that gaining new skills and experience for employment is a good reason to volunteer.