Volunteering can sometimes be viewed as an entirely selfless act, with the assumption that you’re sacrificing your time and resources to help others without any benefit to yourself…
We all know that volunteering can help make our communities stronger…but did you know that it can also make you happier? It’s true! When you give your time, you get so much in return.
The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that 2013 had the lowest volunteer rate since the study was first conducted in 2002.
With the 1.1% drop in volunteerism from last year, some may wonder if people are less motivated to give back. Others will conclude that the issue is not with the volunteers, but with how they’re being engaged.
For the past several months, the team at GiveGab has been working on a re-design of the website which we internally dubbed “R2D2” (short for Responsive Redesign and Redevelopment). We wanted to bring a better user experience to all our faithful volunteers and volunteer managers. And we’re proud to announce, the future is (almost) here!
Most people don’t realize that volunteering is good for your health. Studies indicate that that people who volunteer not only experience psychological well being, but improved physical health as well.
We all know that volunteering is a great way to give back, but what we may take for granted is how it can help develop professional skills. If you are unemployed or looking to change careers, volunteering demonstrates to prospective employers how you’ve filled the gaps between jobs and your dedication to the community.