Volunteering is another way to give.
Volunteering your time to support a cause you are passionate about is something you will never regret. It will enrich your life, familiarize you with your community, and connect you to people and ideas that will positively impact your perspective for the rest of your life. Helping your community is an opportunity for you to grow as a person, to better understand how you fit into the world around you.
Why is it so important to find a cause you love and volunteer your time?
Spending time enriching your community is a great way to broaden your perceptions of the world. By immersing yourself in a community and surrounding yourself with people who are dedicated to bettering the world, you can learn so much about how the world works. You gain a unique sense of purpose by serving those around you, one which often manifests in other areas of your life.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING?
- Donating your time to support those around you is extremely beneficial, both for you and your community. It is statistically proven that people who volunteer regularly are healthier both physically and mentally. In addition to the health benefits, volunteering gives people a sense of purpose. The fulfilling feeling of giving back and contributing to society is unparalleled.
- Giving back is also a great way to get to know your community and its citizens. When you volunteer, you can meet lots of new people. Working alongside individuals who also care about improving their surroundings will allow you to broaden your network of friends.
- People skills are not the only skills you will gain through volunteering! Dedicating time to help others will teach you patience, kindness, and resilience. Not only will you improve your communication abilities by working alongside a diverse team of people, but you will also gain a plethora of other experiences that will help you as you navigate your future. Volunteering may even help you discover a new passion or interest.
There are so many important causes out there that always need volunteers to support the work they’re doing. Whether you’re passionate about advocacy, animal rights, or helping the homeless, you can find a valuable way to donate your time. We have a have community center right here in Sarasota and Bradenton, which can be a great place to find opportunities to give back to the place you call home. Of course, we would love you to participate at whichever level feels the most comfortable for you. Just being enthusiastic about our community outreach, donating to our foundation and volunteering as an instructor or community outreach ambassador. We are always looking for experienced board members, willing to share their expertise.
That’s why we stood up the Play for Life Foundation and asking you to share your passion.