Volunteering is good for self-esteem

 

By Elizabeth Fisher

If you have low self-esteem, then getting out of your comfort zone and volunteering will help improve your self-esteem.

I volunteer at another place, as well as at Rosewood Involvement Centre. The other place I volunteer at was my first volunteer work and I was at my lowest moment prior to starting there; not feeling good because of work, confidence really low and I was depressed. I also started shutting off people close to me by not speaking.

I like helping where I can, enjoying a wide variety of tasks and it improved my confidence and made me speak, which in turn made me feel I could speak up again to family, or close friends. I also felt useful.

Joining Rosewood was the best move I made, and I hope to gain lots of experience here and it has improved my confidence further. It’s a place where I feel I belong amongst the other volunteers, working as a team with them and staff members.

So I definitely recommend volunteering to anyone. Just find what you’d like to do when it comes to volunteering, as there are different places you can volunteer at and give it a go. Volunteering improves your self-esteem and confidence, it can also be good for your CV, as well as for the company/charity you volunteer for.