What is Volunteering?

Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial or social gain “to benefit another person, group or organization”. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work.

Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. And volunteering is a two-way street: It can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills

Why Volunteer?

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding

Benefits to the Community

Getting the volunteering habit early encourages lifelong volunteering, and broadens people’s horizons, helping to develop the skills and qualities which will benefit your local community.

Volunteering has no barriers. It can benefit all ages, backgrounds, cultures and abilities. It develops the individual, strengthens the community and enhances society as a whole. We believe that it is essential that everybody has the opportunity to engage in such an important and worthwhile activity.

People participate in volunteering for a variety of reasons. They:

  • gain confidence and self esteem
  • gain practical experience
  • meet new people
  • improve health and wellbeing
  • gain new skills or build on existing ones
  • enhance a C.V.
  • look at a career change
  • use their time productively and profitably

The rewards of volunteering are immense. It can assist people in a variety of ways, bringing about personal benefits, which in effect, will see the volunteer flourish in their day-to-day self-development.

Benefits to the individual

There are many reasons why people choose to volunteer, each of them as valid as the next. It may be because you have time on your hands, you want to do something worthwhile, or have a particular skill you want to use to benefit others. You may want to build your confidence or gain or brush up on existing skills to improve your job prospects. The most important reason for volunteering is because you want to.

Volunteer at LS4L Foundation

At LS4L Foundation we have a myriad of life changing and challenging volunteer opportunities that comes up every now and then. Our volunteer positions are divided in to two categories: Skilled positions and unskilled positions.

Skilled volunteer positions requires the services of skilled or trained or professionals in the given area that we seek such as program planners, financial experts, resource managers, web designers, bloggers, secretaries and lot more.

Unskilled volunteer positons are open to people who have their valuable time to offer for community benefits. We have opportunities for you as well.

How Do I Volunteer?

A successful volunteering experience can be achieved if you are clear about your own needs and what you hope to get out of volunteering. Think about the ways in which you can best contribute.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • what are your particular skills and interests?
  • what do you really enjoy doing?
  • do you prefer working on a one-to-one or group basis?
  • do you enjoy doing things you can do easily or would you prefer the challenge of something new?

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