Kent Muer is a consultant in the Aspen, Colorado area who volunteers his time to help his local community. And he is not alone. There are millions of people that volunteer every day to help a cause in need. It may be hard to find the time to help out but with all the benefits volunteering brings, it is worth your while.
Volunteering connects you with others. With the majority of projects, you will be working with other volunteers to reach your common goal and possibly working with the people you are helping. This interaction will help you form bonds with your fellow do-gooders and with people that may need a friend more than you think.
Reach out to those you are helping and listen to the stories they share or just chat about the weather. Striking up a conversation with someone who may get little contact with others can make a world of difference.
You can also make connections while helping out your community that can advance your career or open up new doors. Showing a prospective employer that you donate your time to help others shows that you are a well-rounded individual that cares about their local community. You may even meet your future boss where you volunteer.
There are so many ways that volunteering can improve your intrapersonal skills and help your build connections. Not to mention all the good you are doing for the local community. There are so many reasons to volunteer, so get out there and help! Kent Muer loves to volunteer in his community at a local food bank.