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.

  1. Build Self-Esteem 
  2. Widen Their Social Circle
  3. Explore & Discover Interests
  4. Gain Work Experience

Read the full article about teens volunteering by Warren Fowler at VolunteerMatch.