• Make important networking contacts
  • Learn or develop skills
  • Teach your skills to others
  • Enhance your resume
  • Gain work experience
  • Build self-esteem and selfconfidence
  • Improve your health
  • Meet new people
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Express gratitude for help you may have received in the past from an organization
  • Communicate to others that you are ambitious, enthusiastic and care about the community
  • Make a difference in someone's life
  • Improves the likelihood you're your children will volunteer as an adult


  • Volunteer to help (Hospital, ...
    Some jobs are: dog walker for your local animal shelter; read to the elderly at retirement homes; sort food at the food bank; Become an EMT; help at a historical society; Tour guide for historical landmark;
  • Make a change for the better
    Environmental issues,

Local politics -- schools, zoning, council elections -- hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care.
Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy | TED Talk

ways to get involved in the community - Google Search
Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy | TED Talk | TED.com

last updated 4 Feb 2016