Volunteering - Serve Others and Do Good

The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said that the essence of life is “to serve others and do good.” An increasing number of us see why volunteering is important both personally and professionally. Did you know that by serving and helping each other and different communities, not only does volunteering benefit others, but it benefits ourselves, too?

What Volunteering Means to Bruce

With most of us leading super busy lives, the idea of volunteering – giving your time and energy to a cause without financial reward – may seem an impossible task. I mean, how can we fit anything else into our already jam-packed schedules? However, volunteering is important for many reasons and doesn’t have to take up too much time. In fact, the benefits of volunteering are vast for the volunteer – not just the community, individual, or organization receiving their assistance.

 

Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.

To whom much is given, much will be required.

Luke 12:48

"Each of us has the privilege of living in the best country in the world. Some have time, some have talents, and some have treasure, but all three of those are assets that we can invest in the lives of others. When we invest in others, it is not just for their benefit, but for our benefit as well.

It is hard to imagine where I’d be had not men like my high school coach, college coach, and business mentor not taken the time to invest in me. That has prompted me the desire to ‘pay it forward’ by investing in the lives of others."

- Bruce Thompson

Volunteer with Bruce Thompson for Georgia Labor Commissioner

4 Benefits of Volunteering

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. 

 

Whether or not you choose to volunteer with us, we hope that you find an organization or two that you can support! We promise, you won’t regret it!

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Volunteering Connects You to Others

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Volunteering is Good for Your Mind & Body

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Volunteering Can Advance Your Career

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Volunteering Brings Fun & Fulfillment to Your Life