Why Post-Pandemic is the Perfect Time to Volunteer

According to the WHO, depression and anxiety increased by 25% in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among many things, loneliness and gaps in care were huge factors for this spike. Saying that it was a difficult past 2 years would be an understatement for many. 

As we approach the near end of the global pandemic, a lot of you might be wondering: what now? 

Volunteering is a great way to get back in touch with the world. Even more so, post-pandemic is actually the perfect time to start volunteering! Here are 3 reasons why: 

Improve physical and mental health 

 Practicing physical distancing took a toll on many. Now more than ever, we are realizing the importance of human connections and the detrimental effects its elimination has on our physical and mental health. Engaging in volunteering can not only help get you outside the home, but more importantly foster valuable relationships that are vital for human health and growth.   

Learn (or re-learn) valuable skills

When the world was kept at a stand still for 2 years, there were many of our skills that were left forgotten. This includes essential skills such as communication, empathy and time-management, among others. 

Volunteering can help you gain back your confidence as you get the opportunity to learn (or re-learn) these skills that have been forgotten. Additionally, seeing self-improvement will greatly benefit your self-esteem. 

Fight for an important cause

The COVID-19 pandemic was bigger than all of us. We were all impacted by it in one way or another, and we saw just how much we needed each other. This is all the more reason why it’s important to continue fighting for a cause we believe in post-pandemic.

Volunteering is the perfect way to give back to the community. Not only will you build lasting bonds with others, but you will also be part of making a positive change. 

Judith Sandra Suryanto

Volunteer Content Writer

Community Volunteer Connections believes that volunteers, and organizations that support volunteerism, make a difference in the world.

Volunteers improve the health and well-being of communities by serving the needs of all people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

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