It has been my great pleasure to be involved with the Children’s Dept at CTK for around 8 years now. I have found that serving has brought me great joy and I hope to encourage others to see the benefits of getting involved.
Below is the article The Top Four Benefits of Volunteering by Adrienne Carlson that outlines a few reasons how volunteering can enrich your life. The 3rd bullet point talks about setting a good example for your kids and I can tell you Shon and I have been excited to witness all our boys serve in different capacities at the church.
It doesn’t take long, once you’ve stepped inside a church or community organization to be presented with numerous opportunities to use your gifts and to give of your time.
Churches, nonprofits and community organizations depend almost entirely of volunteers to function. Except for a couple of staff - they are entirely volunteer organizations. And although you may have many different reasons and motivations why you volunteer or how you volunteer - there are 4 overarching benefits that you receive when you volunteer: