The most important thing in our community is unity and this is why spending time volunteering in our community is very important. This is because every time you volunteer you can immediately see the positive effects on your community. We encourage everyone to start volunteering in an area that interests them and in which they have strongly believe. Volunteering provides a unique opportunity for everyone to make a difference to their local community, as well as developing their skills. This also a great way to make new friends along the way.
As a volunteer, you can get involved in a variety of projects and domains.
Social – You can engage in activities with disadvantaged individuals. You can engage in child rights campaigns or you can get involved in social information or counseling.
Economic – You can engage in greening campaigns for some parks, forests, mountain trails, you can carry out recycling activities, you can carry out activities related to environmental protection, thus developing your creativity by producing different objects.
Cultural – You can get involved in artistic activities, in promotional campaigns or in organizing events.
Health – You can get involved in health promotion campaigns, you can provide some services to patients in hospitals.
One of our main activity is helping the elderly. Every culture has its own habits towards the elderly, that in societies with a high life expectancy are deeply respected and considered a precious source of knowledge and wisdom. They play a fundamental role in the community and are able to give us important lessons every time we interact with them.
The most important and significant activity from is the delivery of meals at the homes of the elderly. This is the perfect way in which the volunteers establish a good relationship and exchange of experiences with the elderly. This is the how the young can actively lend a hand to the most fragile people in society. So this synergy between the very young and the older is a beautiful thing for a common goal, to get to know and give a hand to the community.
On the other hand, befriending/mentoring can offer volunteers the opportunity to provide support and friendship to a person who may be going through a difficult period, is feeling lonely, or is adjusting to a major change in their life. There are lots of ways to volunteer and help, from counselling those who go to something.
Also, young people from our community who love to be around children can help in many ways through volunteer activities. One of the ways they can help is to spend time with smaller children who may experience reading problems, math problems or other disciplinary subjects for school.
Young artists can also donate their art collections to children’s hospitals or placement centers, or they can use their talent to help children to develop his creative side.
There are many positive psychological benefits for people who engage in volunteering. A sense of belonging to volunteer groups, increasing self-confidence, and self-perception can be some of the benefits people can get from volunteering.