We as a society should always give back to the community and volunteering can be the first step to do that. By volunteering at your local sports club, you are helping children or even adults learn to play a sport that you once got the training for.
However, we understand that it is not always possible to take out time from our busy schedule. But, if we can take out some time and dedicate an hour of that to a sports club nearby, we would do a favor to ourselves and them at the same time.
Not only does volunteering look really good on both your CV and college application, but it is also an excellent way of staying healthy. Being in the open air allows your mind to relax and benefits your mental well-being as well. Other than that, you can stay active by playing around and helping kids as well.
We have taken the liberty to list down all the other benefits of volunteering at your local sports club.
What is that sport that you have always wanted to try out when you were a kid, but never got the chance to? This is the perfect opportunity to participate in it. We would recommend you all to step out of your comfort zone and volunteer at a place, which you feel would allow you to experience something new.
Facing challenges out of our comfort zones pushes us to experience a whole new world. You will meet several new people and grow your network. You might experience something that you like and end up pursuing a career in it.
You will also get a chance to brush up on your leadership and coaching skills. This would open a whole set of doors for your professional and personal life.
We as humans should never stop learning new things, and unlearning the toxic traits that were once a part of our lives. Volunteering enables you to do just that. You might unearth a hidden talent by helping students play at your local sports club.
You might find out that your true calling is actually at a sports field, and you might find a permanent coaching position over there. Some clubs even pay for their volunteers to go and learn a new skill. This experience can also be a way of showcasing your talent in interviews and on your resume.
If nothing else, then you would meet several kids, and trust me, they are a whole learning machine in themselves. They will teach control, patience, and determination like no one else.
The possibilities on the field are endless if you bring forward a positive attitude and a will to learn.
It Is Good For Your Mind
We understand how lonely it can get when you move to a new state for either work, college, or any other reason. It gets pretty hard to make friends outside of classes and work, which ends up making you feel pretty lonely.
Volunteering at a local club on weekends will help you make new friends, and curb loneliness at the same time. Being around people and in the open air is also good for your mental health. It can help you remain happy and would give you something to look forward to every weekend.
Even when I was a kid and we moved to a new city, one of my most favorite activities was going to the sports club. I would look forward to going there every Sunday, play with my new friends, and hang out with the volunteers.
Some of those volunteers had a positive effect on me, and to this day I wish nothing but the best for them.
Make New Friends
One of the best ways to make new friends is to hang out with like-minded people.
Are you a football fan? Volunteer at the local football club and get the perfect opportunity to hang out with people who have the same interests as you. Who knows you might end up finding some of your best friends over there!
Have you ever volunteered at your neighborhood club? Or even been to one in general? Let us know in the comments below and share your experience. We love hearing from you!
Until next time,