Benefits of Volunteering

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To start with, let me ask you a question. Do you know who is this man printed on this note? He was the most important political and ideological leader of India , Ghandi, who led India to its independence and freedom across the world. Today, I’m not going to start by talking about his biography or what he did, but a famous quotation said by him. This famous quotes has two simple letters, which are two Ls. Live and Learn. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” I’m sure many of you here are busying planning your own future path since you will soon graduate from HKCC. Some of you will continue to study your bachelor degree, some of you may be choose to you step into the society etc. Doubtlessly, Life is getting busier then before, schoolwork, part-time job etc. Its easy to forget what is really meaningful in our life. However, have you ever thought of taking time to do something meaningful that you will not regret or even can learn?

Volunteering is one of the best ways to Live and Learn. Many people think that volunteering is only the action to help those who are in need. Indeed, not only it has a positive impact to your society, it also brings a lots of benefits for you.

First of all, you can learn and develop a new skill. As Ghandi says, Learn as if you were to live forever. Its never too late to learn a new skill. There is no reason why you should stop adding to your knowledge just because you have finished education. For example, planning and leaderships skills learnt from organizing a fund raising event are very useful for your career.

Secondly, you can explore new interests and hobbies. Sometimes we do get locked into the boredom of life. However, volunteering can that help us to escape from everday routine and create a balance in our lives. Finding new interests and hobbies through volunteering can be fun, relaxing and energizing. Last year, I participated in a magic show in a elderly home. Before that I know...
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