Why Serve?

Although we all want to volunteer for altruistic reasons, it is human nature that we also need to “get something back” from a service experience. Service can be viewed as an exchange. As we give of our time and talents, we receive personal benefits as well.

Benefits of Serving


  • Practice self discovery.
  • Explore your values and place in the world.
  • Expand your education by making connections between your classes and the “real world.”
  • Challenge yourself.


  • Feel needed, connected and contributing.
  • Share your knowledge and expertise with others while learning from them.
  • Meet and make new friends.
  • Foster deeper bonds with team members and friends.


  • Lend a hand to those in need.
  • Take and active part in your community.
  • Make an impact on other’s lives as well as your own.
  • Help to combat social injustice.


  • Build your resume with experiences that employers covet.
  • Learn and develop job and interpersonal skills.
  • Make career contacts and network.
  • Explore new fields and interests with freedom.
  • Gain future job experience.