Real Talk with Life After Grief Chris

Super Survivors Volunteer

August 15, 2023 Christopher Dale Season 5 Episode 6
Real Talk with Life After Grief Chris
Super Survivors Volunteer
Real Talk with Life After Grief Chris
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Super Survivors Volunteer! Super Survivors Volunteer!! Super Survivors Volunteer!!!  I have spoken in previous podcasts about the power of volunteering.  In this podcast I talk about 10 definitive benefits of volunteering.  Furthermore, Super Survivors embrace volunteering in the format of striving to help others. 

Here are the 10 benefits mentioned above:

1. Provides you with a sense of purpose
You may be able to find your purpose through volunteering and becoming part of something greater than yourself.  For instance, if you’re retired, unexpectedly unemployed or have lost a loved one, helping others can give your life new meaning and keep you mentally stimulated.

2. Provides a sense of community
Volunteering can help you feel connected to those you are helping in the community. 

3. Helps you meet new friends
Volunteering is a great way to meet new friends as well as strengthen existing connections with friends, family or coworkers. 

4. Increases your social skills
Volunteering gives you a chance to talk to new people and sharpen your social skills.

5. Improves self-esteem
Volunteering may boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.

6. Teaches you valuable skills
The training and hands-on experience you gain while volunteering can help you learn new skills as well as build upon ones you already have. 

7. Provides job prospects
Along with acquiring valuable skills and experience, you may also meet people while volunteering who can become your mentors or at least a part of your professional social network. 

8. Brings fun into your life
Many people use volunteering as a way to pursue their hobbies while making a difference. 

9. Can help you be happier
It often feels good to contribute to projects and organizations that mean something to you. These good feelings can help lessen the effects of stress, anger or anxiety in your life. 

10. Gets you out of your comfort zone
Through volunteer work, you may overcome the personal challenges of leaving your comfort zone and doing something new with people you may not know. You may be faced with various problems to solve as a volunteer that require you to exercise critical thinking skills that aid your own personal development.

I found the information on the aforementioned steps above from the indeed.com website.  For more information, please see the link below. 

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/

If you like this podcast, please feel free to pass this on to your friends, family members or colleagues. 

Cheers!  
See you on the next episode. 

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