Benefits of Community Service to Students
Most students choose to volunteer during their free time through community service. One of the most common ways of volunteering through community service is getting involved in a non-profit organization that involves activities such as such as the homeless in the community, donating to children’s home, cleaning the community and many other activities. Here are some of the benefits you will get when you participate in community service.
You will learn about your strengths and weaknesses. Doing voluntary works helps you identify how your skills impact the projects you are working on. Many of the qualities that you get to know about yourself are things that you cannot get good feedback on in the classroom. While participating in community service, you may be given the role of leading a team, and then you realize that it is not as easy as you thought it would be and that you do not have leadership skills in you. When stuck in stressful situations while volunteering like maybe the food you ordered for the homeless people has delayed, and everyone is overwhelmed, you might find that you are not stressed, and you are the one calming people down and looking for a solution. Participating in various community service projects will help you improve your good skills and develop your weaker skills.
Volunteering through community service is not only good for your conscience and mind, but it is also beneficial to your body. Focusing on what other people are going through instead of your problems results in a reduction in stress and general improvement in health and mood. Volunteering to help the needy in the society will bring joy to their lives, and in turn, you will also feel happy since a smile is contagious. Participants of every community service groups have a system where they support each other through rough times, and this will help you avoid depression. Volunteering keeps you physically fit by keeping you active.
Community service projects will come in handy when writing a resume to various employers, and since most employers like individuals who do voluntary work, you may get work quickly. Voluntary projects require a lot of determination and discipline this is what most employers look for when they want to promote you. Skills such as communication skills, team player skills and time management skills acquired from participating in charity works can help you land a good job quickly. Participating in career fields such as event planning or working in the media sector during volunteering helps you explore various kinds of works and know what will suit you best. As a volunteer in community service, you get to meet and interact with people who share your interests and who can help you in future.
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