Volunteering brings fulfillment to your life. It strengthens your ties to the community. 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. Whatever their personal reasons could be, volunteering helps non profit organizations to achieve their goal in helping the community.
Why Should I Volunteer?
Volunteering Reduces Stress: Researchers suggest that one reason giving may improve physical health and longevity is that it helps decrease stress, which is associated with a variety of health problems. In a 2006 study by Rachel Piferi of Johns Hopkins University and Kathleen Lawler of the University of Tennessee, people who provided social support to others had lower blood pressure than participants who didn’t, suggesting a direct physiological benefit to those who give of themselves.
In a 2006 study, Jorge Moll and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health found that when people give to charities, it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust, creating a “warm glow” effect. Scientists also believe that altruistic behavior releases endorphins in the brain, producing the positive feeling known as the “helper’s high.”https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/5_ways_giving_is_good_for_you
Volunteering Reduces Depression: Volunteering can increase your self esteem, it can give you a sense of accomplishment. It keeps your mind busy and away from negative thoughts. When you help someone who has mental health issues, you stop being overly critical about your own life.
According to Gil Fronsdal in his article, the joy of giving refers to how Buddhist believed in giving. He explains at its most basic level, dana in the Buddhist tradition means giving freely without expecting anything in return. The act of giving is purely out of compassion or goodwill, or the desire for someone else’s well-being. Perhaps dana is more about how we are than what we do. Through generosity, we cultivate a generous spirit. Generosity of spirit will usually lead to generosity of action, but being a generous person is more important than any particular act of giving. After all, it is possible to give without its being a generous act. https://tricycle.org/magazine/joy-giving/
Volunteering Brings Oneness: Most people show empathy and compassion towards people irrespective of their gender or religion or caste. They believe and see the world as one. This makes them great humans. Volunteering makes the world a better place by aiding a community in need and helping others provides immense pleasure.
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8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Meetings by appointment
Phone and Fax - 830-400-7037
To volunteer or for Community Service:
2300 Olympia #271406
Flower Mound, TX 75027
1850 E Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78202