Volunteering is founded on the concept of giving through the donation of your time, your skills, your energy, and often just simply your presence to help others in need. However, while volunteers have a tremendous effect on the people they work with, you will rarely find a volunteer who feels they have given more than they have received. Volunteers have increased self-confidence and social awareness, development of life skills, personal growth, friendship and building of independence. Do you still wonder why you should volunteer abroad? Keep reading.
2. Getting out of your comfort zone will make you tolerant and curious.
Volunteering projects in other countries aim to help another community but, furthermore to make you feel involved on another completely different environment. Push yourself to forget fears and face the challenges of another culture, it will help you to see your own life with a new perspective. There is no way to live one of this experiences and not feel the curiosity of other lifestyles, moral values, routines and even non-verbal communication.
3. It will help you professionally.
One of the main issues, when we have to search for a job is the lack of confidence in our abilities. Volunteering is always a proved tool to make you feel confident. Interviews will be easier to face after this kind of experience. Also, Companies give more value to this kind of projects and consider as an important fact that you have decided to collaborate on an international project and being involved on a different culture. It gives you independence and leadership, abilities which are very important on a professional area.
Fact: Volunteering is a mood enhancer. People who do it have increased happiness, life satisfaction, self-esteem, sense of control over life, physical health and decreased depression.
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