1000 Flowers for the Planet - #185 Volunteer
We all belong to communities – school, work, social, hobby or people with needs. Many groups are in need, not only of money, but time and effort. Volunteering creates a win/win situation. The group you assist through your efforts benefits from what you bring to it: physical work, emotional contribution, skills, knowledge, experience. You also gain a lot by making new friends, improving social skills, improving your self-worth and confidence, combating depression, keeping physically active, gaining career experience, learning job skills, having fun, learning something new, improving your local community and a gaining sense of achievement. There is a lot to be said for volunteering. Pick something dear to your heart and join in. Find the time to give to others and the joy you give out will be returned ten-fold.