Volunteering is a Gateway Drug

Mark Horoszowski

Mark Horoszowski is the co-founder and CEO of MovingWorlds.org.

Benefits of VolunteeringVolunteering is a gateway drug to pursuing a more meaningful career, and life.

Why does volunteering move us? In short, it allows us to use our strengths towards a greater purpose. And because we do it when we want, we have full autonomy of what we do, and when we do it. These happen to be core tenants of our Drive – The Surprising Science About what Motivates Us (video at bottom of post).

More and more, people are seeking to find their Drive through volunteering. As countries and economies around the world become increasingly connected, so does volunteering. People are doing more than simply picking up trash and building houses. As commented on in a great article from Co.Exist, people are willing, and even eager, to donate their professional skills to create a positive impact.

“Human capital is the future of philanthropy. Cash is important, but the ability to leverage people’s skills and experience will create real sustainable change.”

So whether you are looking for a more enriching career, more meaningful social experiences, a new professional network, and/or a place to develop new professional skills, try volunteering locally, or use your skills globally by Experteering.