Why Volunteering is Important!

By: Mason Denman

Volunteering for community service is important because volunteering is a way to be involved in your local community. Community service involvement teaches people of all ages and backgrounds compassion and understanding for the things around them and others. Volunteering and putting on service events is a great way to advocate for causes you are passionate about, such as recycling.

Community service can be the avenue you use to explore areas that interest you. There is no limit to how much you can volunteer: You can volunteer for as much as you like, or have time for, which can give you a sense of pride and fulfillment. Not only can volunteer service be fun and rewarding,  it looks great on resumes and college applications! For young students, it's a great way to help them develop skills, make professional connections, and allows them to better the lives of others. For me, the benefits are more complex than looking good on an application or creating professional connections. I care for my home and in turn love my local area/community. By volunteering, I am doing my part to make my community better, not for any personal benefits, just because I think it's our duty as citizens to try and improve the area in which we live, and reduce our ecological footprint.Volunteering gives people a chance to work towards something they believe in, whether it be feeding the hungry or keeping blount Beautiful! People are the driving force of change and through volunteering, people can work together for a common goal, that it turn benefits the community and society.

In conclusion, volunteering is a great way to make a positive impact in your local community. Volunteering can take many forms such as helping church groups, non-profits, or doing roadside cleanups. Volunteering helps the community by having a concerned, involved populace who work to create a better community than there was yesterday. There are many ways to volunteer, and no matter what way you choose to help the community, remember volunteering of all kind is important, so go out and volunteer, and Keep Blount Beautiful!