A teen’s view the value in vol­un­teer­ing

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there are two types of peo­ple in the world: those who like to vol­un­teer and those who don’t. If you have a son or daugh­ter who is par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing, then con­grat­u­la­tions! If not, don’t worry - many teenagers don’t un­der­stand the point of vol­un­teer­ing, but there are some good rea­sons to do­nate your time for a cause. Hope­fully th­ese tips and tricks will help you per­suade your teen to vol­un­teer. Vol­un­teer­ing is also great way to gain per­spec­tive on your own life. The process of vol­un­teer­ing can be very hum­bling and it makes you con­sider the sit­u­a­tions other peo­ple are in. When you vol­un­teer you can fo­cus on oth­ers and see that your in­volve­ment in the world can be mean­ing­ful. Vol­un­teer­ing also helps in find­ing em­ploy­ment. Em­ploy­ers are of­ten look­ing for a can­di­date who is well-rounded and shows com­mit­ment. Vol­un­teer­ing also shows em­ploy­ers that you be­lieve in mak­ing the world a bet­ter place and that you will put time and en­ergy into do­ing what you’re pas­sion­ate about. If your teen is an an­i­mal lover, many shel­ters de­pend on vol­un­teers to keep the an­i­mals well ex­er­cised. If your teen is in­ter­ested in pol­i­tics, he or she may want to vol­un­teer for a po­lit­i­cal cam­paign. This is a great way to learn about the po­lit­i­cal sys­tem. If your teen is in­ter­ested in en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues, vol­un­teer­ing with an en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion group or a com­mu­nity cleanup group may be a good idea. If your teen likes to travel, you may want to con­sider giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to travel abroad and vol­un­teer. Many com­pa­nies of­fer spring break and sum­mer trips for high school stu­dents. Th­ese trips are for stu­dents in grades 8 and up and will al­low them to travel abroad to vol­un­teer and be­come global-minded cit­i­zens.

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