Why Is Volunteerism Important?

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Why Is Volunteerism Important?

“To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God.” (Mother Teresa) Mother Teresa is correct in saying that love makes all the difference in our conscious doing. The more love a person provides towards a good deed will make the deed more beautiful and will exemplify correct volunteerism. In one perspective of volunteerism, volunteerism can consist of service to the community, service to people in need, and service to humanity. Volunteerism is an important part of American life because it provides needed social development through interactions with other volunteers, it gives people a sense of self-satisfaction, and it improves our community.

Volunteerism provides needed social development through interactions with other volunteers. Most volunteer-based groups allow people to communicate with each other. For example, being a member of Habitat For Humanity would require effective communication and social interaction to get tasks accomplished. Social development is important, it allows people to work cooperatively and with confidence, peer relationships are formed, and boosts academic success. Social interactions provide people with a way to build up a high self-image and gives a people a sense of self-satisfaction.

Volunteerism gives people a sense of self-satisfaction. Whether it’s taking care of animals at the local Humane Society or helping an elder cross the street, people will feel good knowing they did something for someone else. In a recent study done by a psychology professor from the University of Georgia, the professor came up with an idea that explains when someone volunteers and accumulates satisfaction that the satisfaction is called “secure self-satisfaction,” meaning the self-satisfaction is healthy. People are looked up to when they volunteer, they always have an air of social responsibility...
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