Global Service Week: 3 Reasons to Volunteer

April 13, 2016

Students mentoring young girls at an event

It's Global Service Week at Simmons! Check out 3 reasons why we think you should get out and volunteer.

At Simmons, we're all about community service. Many of our community members already volunteer — through our student-led community service programs, service-learning courses, student organizations, athletics teams and individual commitments.

Maybe you haven’t had the opportunity to participate in volunteering opportunities yet. Here are a few reasons to keep doing what you’re doing — or add more volunteering to your life!

1. COMBINING SKILLS AND PASSION

Use your leadership, communications, problem solving, research and teamwork skills to address community needs and social justice issues that you're passionate about. 

2. SPENDING TIME WITH FRIENDS AND MEET NEW PEOPLE

Volunteering is a great way to hang out with friends — and it’s also an avenue to network and meet new people.   

3. STAYING HAPPY AND HEALTHY

There’s a strong connection between volunteering and mental/emotional health: doing good helps us to stress less which is an important component to staying healthy.

Learn more about the Scott/Ross Center and Global Service Week.