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A 100 Reasons to Volunteer

by The Volunteer Circle

You never know where the inspiration to volunteer can come from - people choose to volunteer for several different reasons. With so many diverse backgrounds and motives, these reasons to volunteer become guiding notions to live by towards a more productive and generous community. 

So why would YOU volunteer? Contribute to building a 100+ reasons list through our blogpost by simply sharing your reason, and passing it on to family and friends so they can share theirs too… The more we recognize different incentives, the more we can give back. 

What goes around, comes back around: it all rounds back to the impact you make. 

 

من أين يأتي مصدر إلهام المتطوّع؟ الناس تختار التطوّع لعدة أسباب مختلفة. مع وجود العديد من الخلفيّات والدوافع المتنوعة، تصبح هذه الأسباب للتطوّع مفاهيم موّجهة للعيْش من أجل مجتمع أكثر إنتاجيّة وسلمية.

 

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What others wrote:

103
"Volunteering is a way of giving life to your values."
anonymous

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For the sense of purpose. When I started volunteering, it was the only area in my life where I got to chose what I want to spend my time on and so I took the chance to get involved with the well bring of animals, an issue that I feel super strongly about.
Dina

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I volunteered with a soup kitchen and while I thought I was fulfilling the needs for hunger of the underprivileged guests and attendees, they were the ones who brought me self-fulfillment.
Maya
100
Volunteering is a step closer to achieving a perfect world where we're all equal in love, luck and resources.
Ghida

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99
Volunteering enables me to reach vulnerable people in communities with an open mind. I volunteer to contribute to the lives of the less privileged as much as I can.
Mariam Azinduka

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2 likes

98
Through volunteerism I have had the opportunity to travel around the World, thereby touch peoples lives I could have only imagined otherwise.
Yago

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Volunteering opened up my mind to the diversity of the world. It also made me grow up in a way that I would have never imagined. I not only grew up and became open minded but I became a whole different person because of it. Everyday I am a better version of myself and I have learnt that leaving an impact is what people will remember you for once you are gone!

Rayyy

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I motivi che mi spingono a svolgere del volontariato sono molteplici: aiutare gli altri, socializzare, fare networking, riflettere e sentirsi utile. E' un'esperienza che mi fa uscire dalla routine di tutti i giorni e che mi aiuta a costruire un futuro migliore
Chiara
95

Volunteering helped me become a better thinker. I started getting in touch with different communities, diverse backgrounds and started to get more and more into Design Thinking.

Maria

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عشان مفيش أحلى من إحساس الدعوة اللي من القلب
Amr Moussa
93
Freiwilligenarbeit ist für mich ein Weg teil einer Gemeinschaft zu werden und den positiven Effekt meinen Beiträgen direkt zu sehen.
anonymous
92
العمل التطوعي يساعدني على اكتساب خبرة في مجال يهمني وهو مصدر إلهام للتطور الشخصي والمهني
Nadia

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I met my once-in-a-lifetime kind of people through volunteering.
Malak
90
The team I volunteer with is my go-to for professional recommendations because they always see me at my best and have witnessed my passionate and dedicated self.
Ana

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TO TAKE A BREAKKKKKK FROM WORK AND EVERYTHING THAT CONSUMES ME!!!!
anonymous
88
Volunteering is my outlet to try new activities I am not sure I like or I am good at.
anonymous
87
My mom was a social worker and her spirit still lives on in the hearts and homes of many people, so I try, through volunteering, to keep her legacy alive.
Cher
86

I usually volunteer with my sister, and that’s the best quality time we get together. I also think it is only when I started volunteering that my younger sister started voicing how much she looks up to me. We learn so much from each other, and volunteering together nurtures our connection.

Lau
85
Create the kind of community you want to live in
Corinne
84
Can you imagine a world without volunteers? It would be a poorer, dimmer and colder world.
anonymous
83
To leave no one behind
anonymous
82
Everything we think or do affects our society. So, think peace. Volunteer more.
anonymous
81
You get to say you belong or are part of something only if you contribute to its effort/growth/success in some way. Same goes for volunteering. I volunteer to get the chance to be part of the success story.
anonymous
80
To fulfill agenda 2030!!!!!!! and achieve all Global Goals for Sustainable Living
anonymous
79
With Mashrou' El-Saada, we work on renovating Heisa Island and boosting its tourism industry through color therapy and livelihood workshops. Why do we volunteer? Because we color happiness!
Zain-Mr.X
78
Raising awareness about the diversity of other cultures you get exposed to through volunteering, be it in the same city or country, teaches us a big lesson about coexistence.
Zain-Mr.X
77
Championing the idea of cooperation and the connection between the one and the whole...only screams equality.
Zain-Mr.X
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Widening your social horizon means moving to a more equal world.
Zain-Mr.X
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Volunteering helps you learn how to be a good leader as you search for ways to fulfill people's lacks and satisfy them with your own skills and resources.
Zain-Mr.X
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Learning how to help others, gets you closer to the feeling that we are all equal.
Zain-Mr.X
73
Being part of social development, you feel the progress in the journey to equality.
Zain-Mr.X
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The main reason why I volunteer is to reach equality between all people...How?

Let me tell you more in my following comments!

Zain-Mr.X
71

I started volunteer work when I moved back to Egypt, and ever since, I’ve become more aware of places and people who really need a hand. It’s always an eye-opening experience whether working with kids, generics or community cross section. The people always have a story or an experience that will teach you something. I can say that I’ve found my happiness within making other peoples’ lives happier and easier.

Marwan Aboutaleb
70
"Make a little space to make a better place"
Christelle
69
Volunteering helps you connect with your inner true self; a self full of love, purity and compassion.
It grounds you by enriching your sense of purpose in life.

Christelle
68
There are some experiences where words fail us: to me, volunteering is one of them. It is, to the best of my descriptive abilities, the act of giving to the environment, or to the people around us, with no expectations in return.
Christelle
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Because the community needs a helping hand. And so I use my hand (literally) to make a difference. I’ve seen lives changing before my eyes and that is what keeps me going.
N
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Volunteering and getting involved with different causes made me more confident in the kind of impact I can have on the people around me
Zeina
65
Help build startups, the future!
Rami Zeineddine

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Enhance the tourism
Rami Zeineddine
63
Clean the rivers, sea and forests
Rami Zeineddine
62

Rescue animals

Rami Zeineddine, ram
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Because it feels amazing to belong to a community that's passionate about the same causes. It's a connection that is so raw and at the core of humanity.
anonymous
60
Being part of the local, regional and global volunteer circle communities makes me feel like I belong to something that is way bigger than myself. A great feeling that grounds me.
anonymous
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I volunteered for a year with an organization that I ended up working for! You never know..what goes around truly comes back around. Volunteer, you may be rewarded with a job or meet the next person who's gonna hire you.

One crazy thing leads to another.
anonymous
58

Volunteering is the art of giving and taking. In my personal experience, it has showed me who I really am and what I want out of this life.

Yasmina

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Seeing someones happy, and knowing you are a part of that smile, thats what it is about
Magali
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Volunteering helps you see a new perspective. The way you see the world changes completely. You come into contact with people on a daily basis from different countries, backgrounds and perspectives.
This shift in perspective opens your mind to what is truly important, and helps to build bridges of understanding. You forget who you are, where you come from, what your problems are, and you get to focus on changing people’s lives.
Suki

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My mama’s life is one big volunteer chapter. Dedicating her journey to our success and well-being, the least I can do is to honor her effort justice. What goes around comes back around and I try my best to channel the energy and values she instilled in me through volunteering.
Malak
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فيها حاجة حلوة
anonymous
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Because the best things in life are free!
anonymous
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To make that person smile
Mem
51
I volunteer to see smiles, whether young, old, ill, underprivileged, or sad. I will see their smile, and that, after making their day, will definitely make mine too.
Riwa
50
"You are not meant to bear what you find unpleasant, you are meant to change it. " - Mike Dooley.
Pinku (Soul Brother)
49

To me, volunteering is a type of meditation. It has been really hard for me to reconnect with my soul and meditate, but with volunteering I noticed that I can help myself meditate and give back to my community. There is no greater feeling than helping the people in need. We are humans at the end, and our greatest purpose is to be here and help each other.

Ayla Ghrawi
48
Volunteering = The most free state = Doing something YOU want and mindfully giving it your time and effort
anonymous
47
Being out there and in touch with the real world, through volunteering, builds character. Teamwork, design thinking and leadership are among the priceless skill-set that you grow while volunteering and then apply in any area of your life: be it your career or your personal journey.
Malak
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Because you never know where inspiration may come from. Volunteering is a force of nature, a beam of light both for the volunteer and the beneficiary.
MY
45

I volunteer because I enjoy the amazing experiences you gain from it. Volunteering in enriching in a sense that it allows you to gain something new but also to share your experiences with others. Not only do you get to contribute to a great cause but you will meet amazing people during each volunteering experience!

William Jesus Hernandez-Valencia
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We often take how blessed we are for granted. Giving back regularly reminds us to be grateful, to stay grounded and to be mindful of everything that is going on around us; whether good or bad.

'Those who have the privilege to know, have the duty to act'
Eke
43
Volunteering makes me feel complete!
How can't genuine smiles of love be enough when you lend someone an invisible hand.
Mennah El Welely
42
In a world where we're constantly driven by instant gratification, volunteering is a humbling and enriching outlet of being gratified by giving without expecting anything in return, about any cause that you believe in to make the world a better place for fellow man, no matter how big or small the act.
Samer

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I was 13 when I first volunteered. I've never forgotten that experience since. Volunteering is very beneficial for your personal and professional development, and it is super fun.
Nassib
40
To contribute to a cause i care about and believe in!


Salsa
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I volunteer because I feel as though it is our duty as humans to always be of service to one another. We become rich in experience and connection when we help others. Give love and nurture it. This life is too short not to have compassion for people!
Emery
38
I volunteer because of love. There is no better reason.
V
37
Volunteering allows me to be able to connect with a cause. I get to learn and appreciate without the intention of getting anything in return. So far volunteering has always made me happy. I get to meet people who have the same outlook and it’s always a pleasant experience.
Dilushi Prasanna
36
I volunteer to give back. Life has given me all it takes to help others, so why not? It gives me pleasure spreading positivity and joy. Volunteering to me is a way of expressing myself and knowing what I really want from life because when you volunteer you are dealing with a diverse group of people that you may learn a lot from.
Nazih Raychouni
35

I like volunteering to help the helpless and draw a smile on their faces, and engage in activities that elevate the community...I appreciate all volunteers and I wish I could volunteer in big events as soon as possible

Jano
34
 تقديم الخدمات التي يحتاجها المجتمع
Nermeen Mezher
33

I volunteer to prove to the others that in this world there are still good people who care and help. I volunteer because its one of my personality traits. I volunteer because i know when I'm in need, I will find people who will volunteer and help just like I did.

Jon snow
32

I volunteer to spread smiles and make someone's day.

Hanine
31
I volunteer because I am so grateful for everyrhing that the universe gave me, and I feel like it's my duty to give back and help someone in need.
Yousra Gaddar

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I volunteer because I believe every person on this planet has a purpose. Regardless of what the purpose might be, it will all stem from helping others.
Leen Al Yaman
29
I volunteer because the world needs me.
Racha
28
To improve personal skills, motivate others, meet new people, spend quality time, have an influence on people, and work united as youth to reach a goal.
THALIA Salloum
27
It is a civic responsibility to give back to the community within your available capabilities, we as humans were meant to co-exist and giving/receiving help should be a vital part of our lives.
Najib Khanafer
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To give a helping hand

Rami
25
To make a difference & to appreciate what I have.
Farah

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24
To realize we are more similar than different, and we all have something to offer the world.
Anina
23
For your own wellbeing! Studies have shown that volunteering is good for mental health!
Lamsa Lebanon

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To make my Mama proud!

anonymous
21
To be part of a better change.
Nour
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To meet like-minded people
Nadim
19
To change the world and make it a better place - we need to work together and believe in the power of community building.
YD

2 likes

18

To show kindness

Nadim
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To be the reason behind someone’s smile

MD

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Because I want to be part of the success story
Caleb4africa

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I volunteer to be part of a proactive community that motivates individuals to learn from each other in the hopes of finding solutions to social and environmental challenges and ultimately contribute to a positive change in the world.

Leopard
14

Help the less fortunate and the people who are left behind, without a voice.

Georges Boghossian

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13
I’d volunteer because the world deserves a pay it forward approach.
Marwan

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I enjoy volunteering because it brings out the best in the people around me.
anonymous
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I volunteer because I want to give back to others! I am lucky to be one of the privileged people in the world and I want to make a difference because I can. Because we ALL can!
Let’s share our knowledge, our skills, our passions with each other and let’s build a more peaceful world together.
Lanloun

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Je suis un humain avant tout!
anonymous

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التطوع يعطي أفراد المجتمع القدرة على تحسين وتمكين إمكانية الجمعيات والشركات اللبنانية
anonymous
8
For a more hopeful future
Roudaina
7

Volunteering is a reality check; it's my own way of staying in touch with the world around me.

Malak

3 likes

6
I volunteer to explore and add relevant connections to my professional network.
anonymous

1 like

5
I want to volunteer to give back to my community and make use of my free time in the best way possible!
Nadine

1 like

4
To meet new people and make real connections!
The Volunteer Circle

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3
To brighten up someone's life.
The Volunteer Circle

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2
To explore new skills and talents!
The Volunteer Circle
1
The cause I'm volunteering for has to matter or mean something to me personally.
JubJub

1 like