Volunteers help The Salvation Army meet human needs

Volunteering and its Unexpected Benefits

04
.09

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the unexpected benefits of giving back to your community are numerous.

  1. Volunteering increases self-confidence: Doing something good for others gives you a sense of accomplishment and identity.
  2. Volunteering helps you stay physically healthy: Volunteering is especially beneficial to older adults and lessens symptoms of chronic pain or heart disease.
  3. Volunteering combats depression: Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system. This eases stress and depression when you’re going through challenging times.
  4. Volunteering can advance your career: Volunteering helps you get experience in your area of interest and meet people in the field.
  5. Volunteering provides newcomers with practical benefits: Almost one in five Canadians are immigrants. Volunteering helps them make new friends, add Canadian experience to their resumė, improve their English and learn about community services.
  6. Volunteering improves interpersonal skills: About two-thirds of volunteers (2010 Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating) say their volunteer activities help them understand people better, motivate others and deal with difficult situations.

To be effective in today’s society, The Salvation Army needs volunteers as never before. For more information about volunteering with The Salvation Army, click here.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

eds-salvationarmymexico

The Salvation Army Responds to Mexico City Earthquake as Relief Continues around Oaxaca and Veracruz

09
.20

A 7.1-MAGNITUDE earthquake has caused the collapse of buildings and other infrastructure in and around Mexico City. The epicentre was on the border between the states of Puebla and Morelos, around 120 kilometres from the Mexican capital. The Salvation Army’s Territorial Commander Colonel Ricardo Bouzigues reports that there has been ‘tremendous damage’. More than 200 people are known to have lost their lives in the tremors, including at least 26 children who died when their school collapsed. 
 
Salvation Army facilities have […]

slider_2016-11-22_christmas-kettle-launch_en-post

Salvation Army Launches 126th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

11
.23

Toronto, ON November 23, 2016 – The Salvation Army has launched its 2016 Christmas Kettle Campaign. Now in its 126th year, the annual holiday campaign seeks donations from the public to help The Salvation Army assist millions of Canadians living in poverty. With one in 10 Canadians struggling to make ends meet, The Salvation Army’s advertising campaign focuses on the fact that “Poverty isn’t always easy to see, especially during the holidays.”

With a national $21-million fundraising goal, the Christmas Kettle Campaign enables local […]