7 Motivational Reasons to Volunteer!

In our busy day to day life, we often try to take more and more from life but how often do we help others? Luckily, there are some things we can do, in which the more we give, the more we receive. Engaging in voluntary activities is one of these things! In our post today we are going to tell you more about what you can learn and also what skills you can develop as a volunteer, while helping others around you!

Develop New Skills

Read about all of the great things our intern Claudia leaned during her journey in Bulgaria!

Every volunteer will share with you that there are no limits to what they’ve learned during their experience. That’s a great opportunity to gather new knowledge from different fields! Teamwork is one of the main things you learn while volunteering. Often everyone gives ideas and helps at least partially their colleagues, which allows you to learn new skills.

Personal Development

As we mentioned, volunteering often meets you with many different people from different backgrounds and it puts you in unusual situations. And everybody knows the collision with new and different things in particular teaches us the most in life. Everyone who’s been a volunteer can share that the experience has helped them greatly in their personal development.

Opportunities to Find What You Love

When you are in contact with different people and you are constantly working on new tasks and challenges, the chances of finding your passion are high! Being a volunteer is especially helpful for young people who are wondering what to study or what kind of path to take in life. That’s because volunteering often puts you in situations quite similar to those that you would experience in a work environment.

Read more about the cultural exchange between Bulgaria and France during out last youth exchange Ecology Act!

Opportunities for Travelling and Getting to Know New Cultures

Volunteering has always given people a chance to travel the world. The truth is, that even during a pandemic getting to know new cultures is still possible. Although it’s not easy to travel right now, things are adapting to the times we live in. Furthermore, there are even “digital projects” with which you can get to know another culture.

You Will Meet Wonderful New People

Еvery person who’s even been a volunteer will share that one of the best friendships in life are formed in voluntary environment. That’s because you meet up with people with the same values as yours. Who wouldn’t want to make new friends?

Networking

Besides good friends, when you are a volunteer you also meet lots of other people from different professional backgrounds. That is often helpful for future projects and events. Moreover, some of the contacts you make may be helpful while looking for a job. Volunteering is a great way to network even at a younger age!

Work For a Cause That Excites You!

Everybody has something that they are passionately interested in – whether it is the climate change, human rights or healthy lifestyle. One of the great things in volunteering is that you can help in many different areas and work for a cause that’s close to your heart.