LEAP WITH US: Use Your Skills for Good 

LEAP WITH US: Use Your Skills for Good 

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.)

Whether you have a giving heart, have some extra time on your hands or you’re required to commit to volunteer hours, there are so many reasons why giving your time to support a cause is a win-win for everyone involved. If you care about the future and you want to be a part of something bigger, here are 29 reasons why you should get involved.

  • You’ll be making a difference.
  • You’ll be using your skills in a fun and helpful way.
  • If you’re lonely, volunteering is a great way to feel a sense of belonging.
  • You’ll make like-minded friends.
  • If you’ve ever questioned the meaning of life, donating your time is a great way to find purpose.
  • If you don’t have the financial means to donate, volunteering is the perfect way to give back.
  • Volunteering helps relieve stress.
  • It looks great on a professional resume!
  • Spending time helping those in need can open your eyes to the real world.
  • You will make a huge impact in someone’s life.
  • Many people don’t truly know their communities, but volunteering introduces you to things you didn’t know about your town.
  • Depending on your line of volunteer work, there could be opportunities for travel and exploration!
  • Learn new skills.
  • Discover new interests.
  • Some volunteer opportunities often lead to professional careers!
  • Studies have shown a reduction in blood pressure for those who volunteer.
  • If youth mentorship is your thing, you’ll be helping to create future leaders.
  • Volunteering presents plenty of opportunities to stay active and fit.
  • It’s a great way to shut down and leave the devices at home.
  • Make amazing memories with great people!
  • It’s a great way to honor a loved one.
  • You’ll be setting a good example.
  • Feel empowered.
  • Volunteering can encourage you to make positive lifestyle changes.
  • Combat depression and anxiety.
  • Build your personal and professional network.
  • You can make your own schedule.
  • It’s impossible not to feel a sense of accomplishment.
  • You’ll be taking a stand for something you believe in.