Make Volunteering Social
Having close relationships with family, friends, and co-workers is an important part of life. What better way to foster these relationships than working together as a team to volunteer?
Start a family tradition
Children who are exposed to volunteering at a young age are more likely to volunteer as adults. Set a good example for your kids, nieces and nephews, or grandchildren with some family volunteer outings. Let older children help choose and coordinate the activity or by letting children take turns picking which volunteer activity to participate in.
Create a volunteer competition
Like to win? Challenge your friends or co-workers to see who can raise the most money for a charity or log the most volunteer hours in a month. You’ll benefit from the social time with friends, and your community will benefit from all your efforts!
Form new friendships
Volunteering connects you with others who have similar interests and passions. It’s a great way to get to know new people in your community and form lifelong friendships. Volunteering can be a great way to meet people who care about the same organizations or social issues that you do.
Get to Know Your Co-Workers
We spend 40 hours a week with our co-workers, but because work environments are so focused on professional goals, we might not really know our co-workers well. Volunteering with co-workers is a great way to build up teams, create new avenues for communication within the company, and increase job satisfaction.