What Your Peers Have to Say About Volunteering

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It’s easy to feel like you’ve got it really bad and nothing seems to go your way but on those days volunteering is a reality check—Someone’s always got it worse which is why it’s so important to reach out and help—what goes around comes around!

I have always been interested but never had the opportunities in my hometown. I realized this community has great potential.

Volunteering has helped me realize who I am, what I want to do, and has shown me what compassion can do. It has become my number one hobby.

It has helped me understand the communities I live in and improve it to the best of my ability. The kids I work with have helped me grow as a person and become more understanding.

Meet new people—Great experience—Make a difference—FUN—Learn your strengths—Helping others

Volunteering with children has helped me to relieve stress and it has helped me find my calling in life.

I am a grand step closer to being a leader. I gained more openness and love toward my community. My world view has changed for the better!

It helped me grow as a leader. I also was able to share my stories with younger students who are striving for success just like me.  –Eddie B.

It has helped me meet new people.

Volunteering has helped me by allowing me to gain experiences by interacting with kids different from my field. I was also able to give back to my community by spending time with them and helping them with their school work.

Volunteering has helped me realize what I want to do with the rest of my life.

I have realized that a little bit goes a long way. A little kindness can make a big difference.

Volunteering has helped me realize not everyone comes from as good a family background as I have but just having someone to look up to and talk to can make a real difference in their life.

Volunteering has helped me to see the good in others, maximize my productivity, share my smiles and welcome others. It has also helped me prioritize.

Volunteering has allowed me to gain more experience with children and allowed me to take a break from the stresses of the day. It was a lot of fun!

It has made me appreciate children more. It feels great to achieve something, and I want to volunteer at different places.

I was much challenged and grew a lot. Babies teach patience.

Volunteering has helped me find my true passion in life.

I volunteered at the middle school. I got to work with 5th and 6th graders and they have taught me so much. I can’t wait to volunteer next semester.

Volunteering has helped me develop my teaching skills in Spanish language education. It will be easier for me to become an ESL teacher.

By volunteering I achieve personal growth. As well, I get to go off campus and get involved in the community.

Volunteering has helped me learn more about myself. I realized that my love for helping others is something I want to continue. It has been very rewarding. I can only hope I make a difference like the kids I worked with made on me.

Volunteering has helped me to meet new people, learn their stories, make friends, and connect them with the community.

Volunteering has reminded me that the spirit of humanity is not only alive but prospering.

Over the past two weeks I have helped friends study for their GREs. Over this time I myself have reconnected with some of my sills that have dulled. But thank you Brit and Kate for helping me sharpen my skills. –J.B.

Not only have I been able to reflect on my life but on the lives of others. I am graduating next semester and until now I had no idea what I wanted to do. Now I know I am on the path to helping others.

Volunteering has helped me stay humble. It always reminds me that my life is not all about me. There are always others that could use help. I also learn how to gain respect and show patience.

Volunteering makes me grateful for the position I’m in and gives me a sense of happiness that I’ve made someone smile. Making new friends is great!




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