Volunteering your time and efforts isn’t just about the party in need. Helping other people feels good and can benefit the human body and brain in ways most people don’t consider. Let’s discuss why volunteering in Baltimore is a great option if you are looking for an activity with meaningful benefits.
Minimize Depression and Extend Your Life
If I said that people who volunteer live longer, would you believe me? Maybe you’ll trust the experts at Harvard Medical School. According to their research, volunteering makes people feel more connected socially, which in turn helps to minimize depression and loneliness. Furthermore, volunteering can lower blood pressure and decrease stress levels which leads to a happier, healthier, longer life for you! Volunteering in Baltimore also benefits the various members of our community who are struggling with homelessness, hunger, and poverty.
Gain Hands-On Experience
In this competitive job market, people have to really sell themselves on their resumes if they want to be considered for a position over another viable candidate. How can you stand out, you ask? Volunteering in Baltimore can offer you valuable (and free) hands-on experience in several different fields. There are so many areas of need in each city, so be sure to search for a volunteer position that challenges you to learn and grow in a field that interests you. Whether you’re focusing on meal prep, volunteering with youth programs, stocking food/clothing donations, learning more about low-income housing, or cleaning up after a shelter animal – you will get as much out of the experience as you are willing to put in.
Personal Development and Happiness
Neale Donald Walsch once said, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” If you have never volunteered before, there is no need to be nervous or anxious about the task at hand. It’s time to get out of your comfort zone! And when you do, you’ll be surprised at the people you meet and the true impact your positivity and generosity can have on strangers and fellow Baltimoreans. Volunteering in Baltimore can give you a deeper sense of purpose as well as improve your motivation, empathy, and ability to work as a team. In turn, you will become more self-sufficient and well-rounded. Fill out our Volunteer Application to get started today.
Volunteering in Baltimore with MBK Makes a Difference
At My Brother’s Keeper, we know the importance of helping our homeless brothers and sisters. That is why we work closely with Project PLASE to help serve the needs of the Baltimore homeless community. To learn more about how to help or to find out more about our services including addiction treatment referrals, prescription assistance, hot meal programs, employment assistance, health services and identifying possible emergency shelter, call MBK today at 410-644-3194. We can always use a helping hand.