Volunteering is a word that will put off most people. People are not interested in giving away their free time to a type of work that will not gain them anything. As our lives get steadily busier and more hectic, volunteering will become another dream for those who want to pursue that path. But according to studies done, volunteering is beneficial to your mental health and also to your attitude about life. It can also give a big boost to career and provide you with loads of new and interesting information that might be hard to come by as a regular workaholic citizen.
Helping out at retirement homes
If you are someone who likes history and talking to people, then a retirement home would be an ideal place for you to gain a lot of information about people. You can learn about people, get life advice, hear stories about decades past regaled, learn about problems and how to cope with them and et cetera. Retirement homes are a knowledge hub that people do not think twice about, but it is also a place you can learn a lot from.
Going for child development center activities
If you know someone with mental handicaps, then you would understand just what kind of a difficult life it is and you would be more open to helping others. But even if you did not know anyone, there are places (like child development centre in Hong Kong locations at your locale), and other places that specializing with providing an environment for children with mental handicaps to socialize and learn how to interact with others. Children are taught how to hold a conversation, play games, do other socializing activities and all you will have to do is to talk to them and teach them how to keep up a conversation.
Helping at the local animal shelter
If you are an animal lover and an animal protection advocate (even to a small degree), then the animal shelter will be the place for you. You will get to cuddle a lot of animals, learn first aid for different animals, help the lost and abandoned find new homes, and generally learn a lot about animal behavior. You also get free hugs and loving when you are feeling down.
Volunteering is a method for you to extend your network, do good in life, make new friends and learn a whole lot about the world and people. Volunteering will take your happiness levels higher than when staying at home, it will also teach you good mannerisms and interactions.