No matter where you live or what your circumstances are, you could likely benefit from volunteering in your community. Everybody needs a little help sometimes, and My Brother’s Keeper aims to provide quality services to Baltimore residents in the Irvington community and beyond. We couldn’t do that without the help of our generous volunteers. What’s in it for you, you may ask? Probably more than you were expecting.
Volunteering can benefit you physically and mentally. If your reason for not volunteering is that you are too stressed out, think again. Experts at Harvard Medical School say that volunteering makes people feel more connected socially, which hinders loneliness and depression. They also add that volunteering can lower blood pressure and decrease stress levels which in turn can lengthen your life!
Volunteering can give you great hands-on experience in the communication field among many others. If you are volunteering in a food service position, you can gain free learning experience in that department. If you are volunteering at a hospital, you can educate yourself along the way in that role, and so on. There are usually a wide array of volunteer positions available in each city. Challenge yourself by choosing an area you have little to no experience working in, and see just how much you can learn.
When you unite with your community for the greater good of everyone, you will likely gain a better understanding of your community’s needs and grow to be a more empathetic and self-sufficient person. You will learn to adapt to various situations and work as a team, and likely feel motivated to re-evaluate and work towards your own goals.
You Make a Difference
As a volunteer, you are uniting with people in your community from various backgrounds to work toward a common goal. As a team, you help support families, improve schools, support youth, and clean up your community. You assist in providing meals and resources to the people in your community who need it most, and it does not go unnoticed.
Talk to My Brother’s Keeper About Helping
To learn more about how to help, or to find out more about our services including hot meal programs, employment assistance, health services and identifying possible emergency shelter, call MBK today at 410-644-3194. You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+, Pinterest,Twitter, and Facebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.