We all know that volunteering can have a positive impact on the people, organizations and communities we serve – but beyond altruistic motivations, people volunteer for a lot of other great reasons, too. Whether it is to strengthen the community, learn new skills, improve your health or just meet new people, your reasons for volunteering can be just as unique as you.
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we want to hear what motivates you to give your time to others. Do you volunteer…
- To help others?
- For fun?
- To be challenged?
- To gain career experience?
- To feel good about yourself?
- To find a purpose?
- To get involved in your community?
- To make a difference for a cause you love?
- To meet new people?
- To learn new skills?
Send a tweet, write a Facebook post, or share a photo on Instagram and share why you volunteer using the hashtag #WhyIGiveTime. Throughout the week, we’ll showcase our favorite #WhyIGiveTime posts and share what motivates the St. Louis region to give back.
Everyone has something to give, and we all might do it for different reasons. The important part is that we discover and demonstrate that together we can make a difference.
Feeling motivated to give back, now? Find a volunteer opportunity close to home on STLvolunteer.org.