As 2017 came to a close, you likely began thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. You knew that, in 2018, you wanted to make a bigger impact on the world. You wanted to give your time to help those in need.
Volunteering at children’s charities is the perfect way to make a difference. Here are some reasons why you should consider volunteering to help children.
1. It Takes a Village
There are many children in need throughout the world. Children who have disabilities, those who live in poverty, and those who have been affected by natural disasters all need our help—and it takes a village. There are many children’s charities that need the help of volunteers to complete their missions. They couldn’t do what they do without the help of their important and valued volunteers. You’ll be an integral part of a team dedicated to helping those in need.
You may not think you can do much to help on your own, but together, volunteers can make a big impact.
2. There’s Work for Everyone
Regardless of your skills or expertise, there’s work for you to do at a children’s charity. You could write stories for a non-profit organization’s blog, take photos, raise funds, organize events, or help with administrative work. There are short-term and long-term projects you can be a part of that suit your interests, schedule, and skill set.
3. You’ll Learn New Skills
Volunteering is a great opportunity for professional and career development. It’s also a resume booster. Not only will you get to put your skills to work but you will also get to learn new skills, gain experience, as well as build networks.
4. Feel Great about the Work You Do
When you volunteer with a children’s charity, you will no doubt feel great about the work that is being done. You will be able to affect positive change in the world—for those who truly need it the most. You’ll be giving some of God’s children a chance at a new, healthier, and happier life. There’s no greater feeling in the world than this.
5. You’ll Gain a New Perspective
For most citizens in Canada, life is relatively safe, simple, and easy. We don’t go days without eating. We have warm homes to stay in and beds to sleep in. We have clean water to drink. Our country isn’t ravaged by war. The same cannot be said for all of God’s children.
Volunteering to help those susceptible to harm will give you a new perspective on life. You will get to see how others in the world struggle just to survive, and helping them can offer humility, help you realize what’s truly important, and give you a new appreciation for life.
6. You’ll Make Friends
Volunteering for children’s charities can help you build real connections and relationships with those around you—people who have similar goals, missions, and beliefs as you have. You will meet a variety of new people, and you never know who will become your new best friend or make a great impact on your life.
7. It’s Fun!
Though volunteering is a serious responsibility that should be treated with respect, it’s also a lot of fun. You will get to spend time with likeminded people, work on interesting projects, and create memorable experiences you won’t soon forget.
If you’re looking for a new challenge in 2018, one that will enable you to help children around the world and make a difference, consider volunteering for a children’s charity. Once you do, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start volunteering sooner! It is truly an incredible experience unlike any other.