Sherry Anderson once said, “Volunteers don’t get paid because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” At CoalitionNC, we don’t take a second of volunteer work for granted. We’re firm believers that one of God’s greatest gifts is being able to help those less fortunate regain confidence and a newfound sense of purpose in this world. What other feeling could provide the sort of fulfillment that one obtains from doing an act of kindness? Simply nothing can compare. The reason why we stress volunteerism is because of its importance that feeds into a mission that is greater than all of us. It is the religious mission of restoring faith and hope in those who are lost and confused. 

Volunteering is important for a number of reasons. First of all, small contributions add up to create a large positive impact. The beauty of charity is that it works in cohesion with others’ actions. This is not a solo game. No one person should feel that it is their responsibility to fix everything. Instead, we rely on one another as humans to do the right thing and provide a helping hand. 

Another reason why volunteering is important is that it inspires others to go out and do similar acts of charity. According to Volunteer Hub, “Volunteers are almost twice as likely to donate to a charity than those that don’t volunteer according to The Corporation for National & Community Service.” Taking time to help others out also comes with unexpected health benefits. As per the same source, “Volunteerism improves health by strengthening the body, improving mood, and lessening stress in participants.” 

As you can see, a number of factors help to highlight the importance of volunteering, and pinpoint reasons why you should take part in the action. Learn more about how you can get involved today at https://coalitionnc.org/volunteer-3/