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5 Reasons You Should Start Volunteering Immediately

Elizabeth Barajas is a Social Media Intern for the 2016-2017 Youthlinc Service Year. She and four other Interns are traveling to local service sites throughout the year to capture special Youthlinc moments between volunteers and the communities they serve. Here, she prepares a list of reasons why everyone should volunteer!

 5 Reasons You Should Start Volunteering Immediately According To Youthlinc Participants
1. It makes you super happy!!
  • Create friendships with people you serve.
  • Knowing your time is greatly valued.
  • Knowing you’re impacting a person’s life in a positive way.
2. You build many important and useful skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
3. It always looks great on resumes or college application
  • Whether it be for a job or college application community service will make you stand out!
4. It helps you contribute to your community
  • There are people in need who will receive your help by simply volunteering for an organization (Youthinc, ect.) that is trying to change people’s lives through service.
5. Overall growth as a person
  • Your perspective of certain things change
  • You can use the experience to be a leader
  • It makes you want to take more healthy risks


Youthlinc is a Utah-based 501c-3 nonprofit dedicated to creating lifetime humanitarians through local and international service. Learn more about our programs by visiting our website:

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