Most adults understand why volunteering and donating to charities are important. After all, in helping others, you ultimately help yourself. But what about younger people? With so little life experience, it isn't always obvious to them why volunteering is so valuable.
The Minnesota Toolkit for Giving, a resource devoted to helping you fulfill your life's passions and goals through charity, published a list of the Top Ten Reasons for Youth to Volunteer. For those who are still developing, a volunteer experience can be life-changing.
Gain Job Experience.
Improve Your Health and Self-Esteem.
Meet Real Community Needs.
Gain Entrance to College.
Meet New People and Establish Friends, Connections and References.