We shouldn’t ignore the opportunities to give back to our great City of New York, as the city gives so very much to us. Exactly, how can we give back? Through community service. Spending even a fraction of our free time – a few hours a week or one day per month – as a volunteer in NYC is an incredibly rewarding experience.
Here’s why all of us should consider volunteering.
We’ll foster change….
Whether prepping ingredients for a meal, tutoring grade school kids, or planting flowers in one of the city’s public gardens, giving someone something that they wouldn’t otherwise have and promoting positive change is a beautiful thing.
We’ll be motivated to be a better people….
Volunteering can put everything in perspective. We might be motivated to work a little harder, smile a little wider, and focus more on the positive side of life, rather than all the catastrophe in the world.
We’ll appreciate what we have….
Helping others with health issues, disabilities, or those who are less fortunate will surely encourage us to count our blessings.
We might learn a new skill, or brush up on old ones.
Whether we realize it or not, dedicating a few hours of time could actually help a career. We could have the chance to add new skills to our resume while we give back.
We’ll positively affect people’s futures.
Connecting with others is a way to listen, influence, inspire and become inspired, and volunteering gives us those opportunities. We can’t predict the magnitude of community service, but one person’s words and actions can make all the difference in another person’s world.
We might make new friends.
Meeting people in New York isn’t always a no-brainer, particularly for introverts. Volunteering gets us out and in the mix with a chance to meet like-minded New Yorkers who care about worthwhile causes like us.
Are you curious about where you can volunteer in NYC? I put together a great list! Head over to my latest article on the Cubesmart city blog and see some of New York City’s nonprofit organizations where you can lend your time.
This article is part of a partnership with CubeSmart, a self-storage and logistics company with locations in the NYC area.