Top Reads of the Week: Help Yourself By Helping Others, Volunteer
Help is on the Way!
A quick question, when was the last time you helped someone other than your own family members, friends, and co-workers? Well, this article might just be the thing you need. Volunteering is and has always been a goal anyone would like to achieve from time to time but let’s be honest, it can be quite a hassle, isn’t it? Unlike donating (monetary), volunteer work takes time and effort. And that is exactly what busy workers like us, do not have the privilege to spare. Our days are often too caught up with work and the remaining of our energy is very much spent with the things we love to do.
But did you know that by volunteering, there are so many benefits than we actually care to realize? Not only do we help those in need, but we are also actually helping ourselves in return. Tremendously! It is proven that volunteering makes you a lot happier and healthier. And from another perspective, it might even boost and advance your career!
Also! With the festive season coming, what better way to show you care by helping out the needy. Many organizations carry out volunteer events during joyous occasions to remind us that not everybody is as fortunate as us. So, make someone smile and end this year with a contented heart.
With that said, I have 3 articles that will show you the benefits of volunteering and how you can make corporate volunteering a part of the company as well.
Did you know, studies have shown that by helping others, it also helps us improve our mental health significantly? A common problem running rampant in our society, depression, and anxiety can be combated by helping others. Do read this article to find out the surprising benefits of volunteering.
Volunteering does not have to be a solo mission. It can be done on a company level as well! A study by Cone Research found that 74% of employees find it more fulfilling and satisfying when they are given the opportunity to make an impact on others. Doing things together is definitely more engaging than helping others alone.
We do not lose anything when we volunteer. Instead, there is so much to gain. The culture of volunteerism is still a matter we can gradually improve on. By educating the public and raising awareness that giving back to society is not as daunting of a task as many thinks. It does not have to be a huge contribution or a heroic deed. Just a little at a time makes this world a whole lot better, I say.
Eric Cooper is the CEO and president of the San Antonio Food Bank. The Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post recognized the San Antonio Food Bank among five not-for-profit organizations to watch. Also recognized by the National Geographic, Eric’s valor is highlighted for his tireless hours of contributing to society. Watch this video to find out more about the benefits of volunteering.
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