If you have ever done something that made you feel accomplished while helping, then you know the feeling I am about to talk about in this blog post. Volunteering for me is something that I do multiple times a week for one organization or another. I find pride, satisfaction, and meaning by spending some time doing good deads around the City of Barberton. I have been this way all my life, and I like to share when I feel it needs to be shared.
Why tell everyone when you volunteer?
The answer to this question is straightforward. When you see someone volunteering, it typically involves the person or people looking happy. Volunteering is great for mental health, and getting a glimpse of someone you know and respect volunteering provides opportunity. You see a chance within your grasps to get out and help.
Sharing life events for some is forbidden, and that is ok. For me, sharing what I am doing and where I am at is just part of me trying to inspire others and show them the opportunities that are out there in Barberton. More times than not, when I share volunteering, at least one person asks how they can help. This is what it is all about. Sharing your feelings and actions while volunteering helps other people step up.
This is a two-part answer. First, a study by Harvard Medical recorded that those who volunteer are healthier with lower blood pressure and less stress. Volunteering is great for your mental health.
Secondly, and most importantly, volunteering helps others.
I will most likely catch some form of grief for even posting about doing something good, but I fell like it needs to be said. I get vexation when I hear people say anything negative about volunteering and sharing with the world. I get it, I do. People that feel left out, jealous or don’t understand, tend to be the ones that have something to say about sharing your good deads. These people don’t matter and never have. What matters is the people you help and the people you inspire.
Get out and volunteer. If you are not sure where to start, sign up for email alerts at https://ourbarberton.com/volunteering-in-barberton/.