Volunteering is often thought of as a selfless act — one where you give up your time for a worthy cause without being paid. While this may be true, what is often less obvious are the many benefits people experience when they volunteer.
For teens especially, volunteer work can help them broaden their horizons, meet new friends, experience different cultures or learn a new language, all while contributing to society’s needs.
Here are some of the many ways volunteering can help young people develop into confident, proactive citizens.
- Build Self-Esteem
- Widen Their Social Circle
- Explore & Discover Interests
- Gain Work Experience
Read the full article about teens volunteering by Warren Fowler at VolunteerMatch.
Learning and benchmarking are key steps towards becoming an impact giver. If you are interested in giving with impact on North America take a look at these selections from Giving Compass.
Looking for a way to get involved?
A good way to complement your interest in North America is to connect with others. Check out these events, galas, conferences or volunteering opportunities related to North America.
Are you ready to give?
If you are interested in North America, please see these relevant Issue Funds, Charitable Organizations or Projects where you can get involved.