In one word, how do you think volunteering makes you feel?
Volunteering is a great way to help your community and make a difference in the world. It's also a great way to meet new people and learn new skills. You can volunteer at local schools, animal shelters, hospitals, or many other places. No matter what you choose, you'll be helping people in need. Volunteering is a great way to gain new experiences and practice making a positive impact on the world!
Volunteering, Make a Difference in the Community!
Volunteerism: the practice of people working on behalf of others or a cause without payment or recognition. Impact: The effect or influence of an action or condition on something or someone. Empowerment: The process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights.
In some countries, volunteering is considered a form of national service, just like military service. In 2006, the estimated economic value of volunteer work done in the United States was over $162 billion. The world record for the longest marathon spent volunteering is held by a man who spent 437 days volunteering in India!
Did you know?
Why do you think volunteering is important?
What are some ways that we can volunteer in our community?
What do you think you could learn from volunteering?
How do you think volunteering benefits the community?
Brain break: Draw a dinosaur wearing a tutu dancing ballet.
Question: How can you volunteer your time and help your community? Clues: • Think of a cause you care about or a hobby you enjoy. • Research volunteer opportunities in your area. • Consider what skills you have to offer. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. In pairs, create a drawing that explains how you could volunteer your time to help your community. B. Explain your drawing to the class and discuss the importance of volunteering.
What is volunteering?
- Helping others without getting paid
- Working for a company
- Studying for exams
- Playing video games
What are some things you can do when volunteering?
- Teaching, cleaning, and helping animals
- Cooking, watching TV and playing games
- Sleeping, eating and doing nothing
Why do people volunteer?
- To help others in need
- To get paid
- To become famous
- To waste time
What are the benefits of volunteering?
- Making new friends, learning new skills and feeling good about helping others
- Becoming rich and famous
- Getting a job
- Watching TV all day
Can children also volunteer?
- Yes they can! They can help out at schools or other community events.
- No they cannot! They should only focus on playing with their toys.
- They can only volunteer if they have permission from their parents.
- They don't need to because they are too young.
Work together in pairs: What are three benefits of volunteering in your community?