Making an Impact
Volunteering creates global citizens. When a diverse group of individuals comes together to achieve a common goal, the impacts are astounding. One person may not be able to eradicate long-standing global issues like climate change or malnutrition. Yet, volunteering abroad creates opportunities for conversations among cultures to come together to explore long-term and sustainable solutions.
Perhaps one of the most impactful benefits of volunteering is the resulting ability to see the world from a new perspective. Volunteering helps us to reframe our thinking around some of the challenging issues the world is facing. Joining a project is only the start. The people you meet, the experiences you have, the things you learn – these all carry into your life afterward and help shape you into a global citizen.
Becoming a global citizen changes the people around you for the better. As you approach life with more empathy, understanding, and curiosity, finding solutions to issues in your community becomes achievable. In your own way, you can make the world a better place. Volunteering is a beautiful place to start that journey.