You and Rest of the World

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 GroovyTakeOn… 

VOLUNTEERING

Here’s the thing, you work a lot, you are tired and you don’t have too much of free time. And here I am talking about adding something more to that full list. Volunteering. 

Helping others is a beautiful thing, most of the time 😉 By doing small good deeds we are building a better world. You don’t have to go big, just start small in your local community. There are many volunteering programs you can choose from and all you have to do is to check at your local City Hall or any non-profile organizations you can think of.

Why should we volunteer?

  1. You make someone else happy by helping them
  2. You make yourself happy by helping others
  3. You are doing something good in your local community

I bet there are other reasons why it’s worth volunteering. The way I see it: doing nothing is not the option. Volunteering can help you to find the balance between you and the rest of the world. 

New Kind of Volunteers?

social media volunteer

    Are you a volunteer?
    Have you ever done some volunteer work?

In your opinion – who the volunteer is?
Lets start from definition of volunteering:

Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life, but people also volunteer for their own skill development, to meet others, to make contacts for possible employment, to have fun, and a variety of other reasons that could be considered self-serving.

Have you ever considered yourself as social media volunteer? Maybe you should.
Stop for a sec. and think:

  • Have you ever helped someone via social media
  • maybe you helped someone how to cope with all those social media applications
  • etc.

I think that social media environment and all of those activities on social media platforms made us more aware that there are people who might need some support and help. We are more proactive, not focus only on ourselves – and that’s something new.

And even more fascinating is that people who are helping each other, they don’t consider themselves as volunteers. They would say that helping is something normal/standard…and that’s a good sign I guess.
And those people are new heroes!