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  • Writer's pictureBryan Tamburrino

6 Reasons That You Should Volunteer - Year Round

Updated: Dec 20, 2022


I love community service. Whether you're a teenager, college student, or adult, there are many reasons to get involved with community service. There is no better way to make your world a better place than by helping others. Here are some of my favorite ways that community service has helped me in life:

Community service is important for so many reasons.

  • Community service is a way to give back to your community.

  • It can be done alone, with friends and family, or as a team.

  • You can do it at any age.

  • You can do it with or without a job!

Everyone in the community can get involved, no matter what age they are.

Community service is a great way to give back to the community. It can be done by anyone, no matter what age they are and there are many ways you can participate. If you would like to volunteer at the local school, hospital or soup kitchen, there will be plenty of ways for you to help out. If you prefer small projects that don't require much time but still have an impact on people's lives, then check out your local food bank for volunteer opportunities such as sorting and bagging food or helping with fundraising events. If becoming involved in a big event sounds more appealing than one-time projects, try getting together with some friends or family members and organizing a fundraiser for charity!

You can do community service at any time, even if you have a job and family.

You can do community service at any time, even if you have a job and family.

It is important to keep in mind that community service does not necessarily require one to take time off from their regular schedule. With an understanding of your priorities and a willingness to adapt, there are many opportunities for working people to engage in community service projects during the week or on weekends. If you work full-time outside of school, this may mean scheduling social justice events during your lunch break or carving out time after work on Fridays. If your schedule allows it, consider doing some of your volunteer work on a day off so that it doesn't interfere with other responsibilities such as going out with friends or running errands (think: volunteering at Meals On Wheels).

It is a chance to learn about other people's lives and cultures.

I believe that every person has something to teach us, and community service allows us to learn about the lives of others.

When you help out in your community, you have a chance to meet people from different backgrounds and cultures. You might help an elderly woman with her groceries or a young girl with her homework—you never know what kind of person will walk through your door! It's important to remember that they've traveled a different path than yours and have had different experiences in life. They may not be able to tell you their story as easily as you could tell yours, but if you listen well enough, it will come out eventually!

Community service is also an opportunity for learning how other people think about life. For example, I once helped out at my local library during tax season (which was really fun). One day I met this older man who told me he had lived through both World War II and 9/11; he told me all kinds of stories from his military days and explained why he thought the war wasn't justified anymore (which was very interesting). Later on during our conversation we got onto the subject of terrorism: he said that although everyone tries their best not to judge someone based solely on their religion or race - there are always some people who do bad things anyways because they're evil inside."

It helps build self-esteem.

Community service is a great way to give back, learn something new and build self-esteem. It helps you feel good about yourself by giving you a sense of purpose, which can be especially helpful if you're struggling with low self-esteem. Community service also teaches humility; in the process of helping others, we often learn what it means to be grateful for what we have and how fortunate we are.

You learn valuable life skills.

I’ve learned so much from working with community organizations. I have gained more leadership skills, and also learned to take initiative. I have become more patient and flexible because you have to be when working with a variety of people in different roles.

By helping others, we can help ourselves and make the world a better place.

The benefits of volunteering are numerous. You can help give back to the world and make a difference in someone else's life. It also makes you feel good about yourself, which is a great feeling! Volunteering can help you learn new skills and gain confidence in yourself, it can help you meet new people and make friends, or it can simply be a great way to spend time with those who matter most.

And these aren't just empty words—they're backed up by hard data! According to an article by The Huffington Post: "Volunteering makes us happier than getting things would." The article goes on to cite studies that show that volunteering has been shown to increase our sense of purpose in life (which leads us to have higher self-esteem), makes us feel more connected with others (leading us away from loneliness), and even improves our health overall by reducing stress levels and increasing physical activity levels through exercise.


Community service is an important part of everyone’s lives, no matter their age or where they live. It is a chance to learn about others and help them in ways that might not have been possible otherwise. By doing this work, we can all make the world a better place for everyone—including ourselves.

For more information about getting involved with a nonprofit organization local to Shelton, Connecticut or the Lower Naugatuck Valley contact Bryan at ( 203) 954-5121 or

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