Volunteering has a positive effect on your community, and it’s good for you too. It is a “win-win” situation. You feel good because you are helping others, and others feel good because they’re getting help. Giving back to your community is valuable in itself, but helping others also offers many benefits. For example, it can help you learn more about yourself and even put you on a path to your future career. Volunteering brings together a diverse range of people and offers incredible networking opportunities. You can never tell who you will meet or what new information you will learn and what impact this could have on your life. Your volunteer work could potentially lead to a job.
Performing Community Service may be a requirement of Court ordered probation. Remember that not all volunteer opportunities may be appropriate for you. Your Probation Officer will help you find the right fit.
Many local communities have excellent opportunities for volunteering, and listed below are some larger organizations that can help you get started.