Giving Compass' Take:
- Warren Fowler explains that teens should volunteer so that they can become confident, proactive citizens.
- What are the main barriers for teens when trying to access volunteer opportunities? How can you help teens connect to volunteer opportunities during COVID-19?
- Read more about the benefits for young people who volunteer.
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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.