Volunteer

Volunteer Chilliwack

Why Volunteer?

People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons, especially wanting to help others. But it’s also OK to want some benefits for yourself from volunteering.

Some see volunteering as a form of charity, based on altruism and selflessness. The best volunteering does involve the desire to serve others, but this does not exclude other motivations, as well. Consider volunteering as an exchange.

Most people find themselves in need at some point in their lives. So today you may be the person with the ability to help, but tomorrow you may be the recipient of someone else’s volunteer effort. Even now you might be on both sides of the service cycle: Volunteering also includes “self-help.” Adding your effort to the work of others makes everyone’s lives better.

Volunteering is an excellent way to explore new challenges and discover new career options.

Volunteering is an excellent way to gain valid work experience that employers are looking for. Volunteer work enhances your resume.

Volunteering helps you learn and develop important skills such as leadership and effective communication.

Volunteer opportunities can help you practice and improve your skills in areas like setting and achieving goals, time management and organization. Volunteering is also a way to develop initiative and motivation.

Volunteering can make you feel better about yourself. It makes you feel needed and valued by others

Volunteering allows you to give back to your community or show gratitude to individuals or organizations that have helped you in the past.

Click on the links below to check out Volunteer Opportunities in Chilliwack.

 
Chilliwack Community Services

Volunteer Opportunities in Chilliwack for March 2013

The BC SPCA Chilliwack

Volunteer in Chilliwack, British Columbia

Chilliwack Hospice Society

The Salvation Army in Chilliwack

Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society

Chilliwack RCMP Victim Services

So here’s a place to start looking for volunteer opportunities. There are many more if you look and ask people you meet about other volunteer opportunities.