Volunteering means giving your time and abilities to aid others (usually a nonprofit organization) without the want of financial compensation. Put simply, volunteering is a service to your community.
Many nonprofit organizations rely on volunteers to accomplish day-to-day objectives and to reach long-term goals. CBTA Inc., for instance, relied solely on volunteer hours for our first few years of operation. Most nonprofits would not be able to do the important work they do without the power of volunteer work.
Nothing gets done by one person alone, which means we have to band together to make the changes we want to see in the world. Volunteerism has indeed been the fuel to the fires of change both on international and local fronts. Volunteering your time, skills, and resources is one of the most powerful ways to make a difference, to help others, and as it turns out, to enhance your well-being.