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Here Are Five Economic Benefits Of Volunteering

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Written by Sophie Atieno

After briefly talking about the role of education in community development, we delve into five economic benefits of volunteering.

You may be wondering how it is that a service offered for free could be of any economic benefit. Well, it might not directly put a paycheck in your pocket, but it does help significantly in economic development.

Here are five economic benefits of volunteering

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Volunteering Could Help You Land Your Dream Job

Participating in volunteering activities will make you stand out in an organization. This is because volunteers are usually seen as motivated and hardworking people who can be relied on. Every employer out there wants to hire such a person. Another factor that better places you is the personal network that you will manage to expand during the volunteering process. In the event that you already have a job, volunteering will help you land an even better position, which is a big economic benefit.

Volunteering Helps You Learn New Skills

Another economic benefit of volunteering is the fact that from it, you can learn new skills. Sometimes, when you go into a volunteering program, you have less knowledge on things. However, as time goes by, you end up learning new skills that could be very valuable in the future. For example, you could learn a lot about farming, carpentry work, building, among others. All these could be very helpful in venturing into businesses in the future, among others. It could also help you in saving money that you could have used to hire someone else to do these jobs.

Through volunteering, you are able to help in building the national economy

Whenever you volunteer, you benefit the national economy because for the nation to grow the community development has to take place. Volunteering in education, feeding the hungry, building shelter and in other projects helps people get access to the basic needs and also helps them understand what they need to do in order to develop their own economy.

Volunteering helps in raising awareness

Raising awareness against crime, violence and other social malpractices through volunteering programs helps in development and economic benefit. It helps people stay away from social vices thus creating a sound environment for investment, both local and foreign. Investment helps in nation building.

Volunteering helps you break out of your comfort zone and learn something new

Just travelling to a different country to participate in volunteering or doing it locally broadens your mind. It is also a risk worth taking because it gives you many new ideas as you learn new things. It also builds up on the ideas that you already had. This is an economic benefit as you could use these to start a business, contribute more at your work place, contribute in the government and in many other fields and it could end up improving the lives of many economically.

In case you would love to volunteer, contact CIVS Kenya for more information. We will be glad to take you through the whole process.