Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities

Upcoming Events

Preparing & Serving Breakfast at Homeless Shelter

06/13/2020 6:45 am

Julian Street Inn

AAA Corporate Care Kit Drive for the Homeless (Brokaw)

06/19/2020 11:00 am

AAA Brokaw

AAA Corporate Care Kit Drive for the Homeless (Brokaw)

07/17/2020 11:00 am

AAA Brokaw

AAA Corporate Care Kit Drive for the Homeless (Milpitas)

07/21/2020 11:00 am

AAA Milpitas

AAA Corporate Care Kit Drive for the Homeless (Brokaw)

11/06/2020 11:00 am

AAA Brokaw

AAA Corporate Care Kit Drive for the Homeless (Milpitas)

11/10/2020 11:00 am

AAA Milpitas

AAA Corporate Care Kit Drive for the Homeless (Brokaw)

12/02/2020 11:00 am

AAA Brokaw

Why is Volunteering important?

When you look at the reasons why volunteering is important, it’s not only about the impacts we can make in the lives of those less fortunate but the role it can play in making us more tolerant individuals and giving towards our community. Each of us should be willing to offer our own time and expect nothing in return. But the truth is that volunteering will bring a world of rewards you might never have expected. So exactly why is volunteering important? The personal benefits of volunteering are well documented, from the positive impacts on affected communities to the advantages it brings to participating individuals. 

Expect nothing in return

We grow up expecting that our good behavior or actions will always bring us rewards in return. But what about doing good deeds and extending a helping hand to others just because you should? Volunteering can bring a whole host of benefits to participants when it comes to boosting their job prospects or enhancing their self-confidence and skills, but it should be approached with an openness that asks for nothing in return. Volunteering provides many benefits to both mental and physical health. Volunteering helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety. The social contact aspect of helping and working with others can have a profound effect on your overall psychological well-being.
The personal benefits of volunteering
  • Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
  • Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
  • Meet people. Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
  • Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
  • Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
  • Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.