Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and build healthy relationships. It strengthens your ties to the community and exposes you to people with similar interests. Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills.
VOLUNTEERS AND CHILDREN AT MERCY AND GRACE IN INDIA..
Volunteers involved in teaching, playing, Painting, Singing and cooking at Mercy and Grace.
THANKS TO VOLUNTEERS.
WORLD RACE VOLUNTEERS AT MERCY AND GRACE IN INDIA
Why You Should Volunteer
- It’s fun. ..
- You’ll make new friends. ..
- You’ll learn new things. ..
- It makes a big difference to other people. ..
- You can find out what you enjoy doing. ..
- You could get a qualification. ..
- It can be great for a CV.
Types of volunteering
- Volunteering to work with animals.
- Volunteer for a community project.
- Sports volunteering.
- Volunteering for children at Schools and Orphanages and community developments.
Volunteers all come with great qualities and skills, but occasionally you come across someone who is the perfect fit for the role you have and who continues to wow you time and time again. Someone you acknowledge and appreciate as being a fantastic volunteer. So what qualities are universal to great volunteers?
A volunteer who is enthusiastic and positive about their tasks and responsibility is often a pleasure to work with. We all know most roles have an unglamorous side to them, whether it’s lugging boxes at an event or cleaning up after five-year old’s at an after-school program. A great volunteer will have the same enthusiasm whether they’re doing their favorite part of the role, or a task that is a little mundane.
A great volunteer will make an effort to know their role and responsibilities well, and won’t hesitate to go a step beyond what the role entails while respecting boundaries, protocol and the expectations of the organization. They’ll proactively seek ways to improve their work, apply their strengths to the tasks and work on their weaknesses. They may even go a step further and make innovative suggestions for changes that will improve how your organization works.
Volunteers are often representatives of your organization and to external stakeholders like service users, they may assume a volunteer is a member of staff when they see them in a position of authority. That’s why it’s always great to find a volunteer who really understands professionalism; everything from suitable dress code to appropriate demeanor.
An exceptional volunteer will recognize the importance of trust and reliability, and will make an effort to turn up when they should and be on time. Of course, life happens, and they may occasionally have to cancel, but if they do, they’ll let you know with as much notice as possible. In short, you’ll never question their commitment to the role!