Why should I volunteer?

Why should I volunteer? 

That is the golden question. Volunteering not only benefits the organization but you the volunteer. You will be surprised by the many benefits you could gain by volunteering. Volunteering helps you meet new people, strengthen your work ethic, learn new skills and make you feel happier. 

Volunteering can be defined as an unpaid position in which a person helps others. But volunteering is more than that. It is a valuable service you provide to your community. 

Many organizations rely on the help of volunteers to accomplish their goals. There are food banks, homeless shelters, animal shelters, mental health facilities, and other organizations that would appreciate your volunteerism. There are also various remote volunteer positions that allow you to make a difference in the comfort of your home.

Here we present 6 benefits of volunteering. 

  1. You will gain work experience to put on your resume. By developing new skills and experience in a specific field, you are investing time into your future careers. Employers will be glad to see that you have prior experience and skills to offer! 
  2. Volunteering promotes a strong work ethic. Maintaining a weekly schedule that balances work, education, and personal time allows you to develop a sense of responsibility as well as time management.
  3. Volunteering opens up the opportunity to earn certificates and qualifications for your work. When you volunteer with an organization, there is a high chance that they offer certificates for hours of service you put in as well as letters of recommendations. 
  4. You can make a difference- No matter what your role is as a volunteer you will be making a difference. A small act of kindness can make a big difference. You can make a difference in the lives of others: children, individuals with disabilities, individuals experiencing homelessness, etc.
  5. Connect with others- Volunteering allows you to connect with others who are interested in the same cause. You can make friends, connect with those in your community, and even build a network. Volunteering can also help you build your social and interpersonal skills.
  6. Volunteering is good for your mental health- Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose, makes you feel accomplished, and is a rewarding experience overall.


Why you should volunteer for POWAN!

POWAN is currently accepting applications for our tutoring positions! If you are a person who is skilled in subjects like Math, English, and Computer Science, you can become a POWAN tutor. If you volunteer with POWAN, you will receive a number of benefits including volunteer hours certificates, awards, letters of recommendation, features on our social media, and much more! Through our organization, you will make many connections with people and develop skills that you will continue to utilize in your future. 

If you are interested, please send us your resume/brag sheet/paragraph about you and your qualifications as a potential tutor. You may also fill out the form below.

Make a difference as a “Power of Words and Numbers” Tutor!