“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” - Elizabeth Andrew
Volunteering is one of the most effective ways to gain meaningful, hands-on experience in the social work field.Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” Last month, I started working as an online volunteer for HEEALS.I have realized that it has enormous benefits. Volunteering helps bring a difference as it feels good to help other people and enact change and give back to the community. Volunteering helps us make friends, learn new skills, advance our career, and even feel happier and healthier.The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others is the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Benefits of volunteering:
· Volunteering connects you to others and helps to gain new insights.
· Volunteering is good for your mind and body
· Volunteering can advance your career
· Volunteering brings a sense of accomplishment to your life
There are wonderful Volunteering opportunities available at HEEALShttp://heeals.org/volunteer-zone-
Experience as an intern is an incredible way to discover India and to work for an NGO. As an intern you will be treated as an employee so it could be the way for you to have a job experience abroad and to practice the skills you’ve learnt in your studies.
As an online volunteer with us, you could do a variety of things in the comfort of your home or office.
HEEALS is a growing organization which offers volunteers the unique ability & mechanism to have a truly significant role in organizational and program development.
During a volunteer program, you become deeply involved with local community, immersed in a new culture and a different way of life.
During your Gap year volunteering with HEEALS allows you to do something a bit more constructive with your time. This will hone your skills, help you learn a language, immerse in another culture, build long lasting bonds, and provide vital services to a local community. Your gap year is a chance, where you can utilize your existing skills in excellent practice.
I would like to end this with the words of Mahatma Gandhi - “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Written by – Priyanka Dalmia