Volunteers are the most important resources nonprofit organizations utilize. The ability of people to work willingly together for the betterment of an organization and themselves is a valuable resource. Volunteering can have positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the organization served.
People choose to volunteer because it…
- offers the opportunity to give back to the community
- makes a difference for the people around them
- offers an opportunity to develop new skills
- builds on existing experience and knowledge
“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” — Aristotle