Community Outreach Week

Benefits of Volunteering


Whether it is important to you to advance a worthy cause or to develop as a person, volunteering offers many benefits. Volunteering can help you:

  • meet new people and make important networking contacts and new friends.
  • make a difference in someone’s life.
  • learn or develop skills.
  • teach your skills to others.
  • gain work experience and enhance your résumé.
  • explore new areas of interest/expand your horizons.
  • build self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • fulfill the mission of Grand Valley State University by shaping your community.
  • improve your health.
  • contribute to a cause that you care about. 
  • express gratitude for help you may have received in the past.
  • communicate to others that you are ambitious, enthusiastic and care about the community.
  • set an example for future volunteers.

Page last modified December 22, 2011