Aristotle once equated the essence of life to serving others and doing good.
While the philosophy seems like a fulfilling endeavor, it’s not entirely practical
given that we lead super busy lives. With our already jam-packed schedules,
it’s impossible to think of giving away your time and energy for free without
a financial reward.
However, volunteering is beneficial for several reasons, and the best part
about it is that it doesn’t have to take up much of your time and effort. The
advantages of volunteering not only benefit the community or person
receiving the assistance, it also benefits the individual or the organization
Such benefits can probably explain why there has been a steady rise in
the popularity of volunteering in the past few years. Research shows that more
than 25% of adults in the United States volunteered from 2008 to 2017,
with women taking the lead at a staggering 27.8% against 21.8% of men.
So why is there a spike in volunteering? Well, it seems as though more and
more people are starting to realize the immense benefits one can derive
from volunteering. People are beginning to see how helping each other
benefits all parties involved, and more businesses are joining the helping
Benefits Businesses Derive from Volunteering
Connecting With the Community
A massive benefit that volunteering has is its impact on the community. It
allows organizations to connect to the community to improve it. Even
helping out with small tasks can make a significant difference in the lives of
those in need, and it’s a two-way street.
Setting aside time to help others helps employees to network and make new
contacts and friends by sharing activities. Volunteering allows employees
from different businesses in the Chamber to meet for a common goal and
form connections. These connections made during the volunteering process
make for an incredible opportunity to expand business ties outside the
The Petal Chamber has multiple opportunities for our members to connect through
volunteering. Just give me a call!