3 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer

In Gallup’s 2016 Global Civic Engagement Report, it was reported in 2015, nearly 1.4 billion people donated money to charity, 1 billion volunteered their time, and 2.2 billion helped a stranger in need in the past month. Whether you donated money or donated your time, giving back is beneficial – for both you and the recipient. Here are three reasons why it is true that it is “better to give than to receive.”

  1. You Create Real Connections: Volunteering is a great way to meet new people from all walks of life. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps strengthen your ties to the community, expand your network, boost your social skills, and expose you to people with common interests, helping you make new friends.Female with Two thumbs up
  2. You Make a Difference: Volunteering gives you the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself. Your actions will have a positive impact on someone’s life.
  3. You Get to Have Fun: Volunteering gives you a reason to explore your interests and passions, meet new people, and experience new adventures. 

If you are looking for a way to become more active and involved in your community, United Methodist Communities has a volunteer opportunity in New Jersey for you! We welcome individuals, community groups, and student organizations to share their time, talents and interests with residents onsite at our communities. Come one time or on a regular basis. The broad range of opportunities also include virtual volunteer assignments. For more information about specific volunteer opportunities visit our website

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