共青团辽宁省委员会共青团辽宁省委员会 辽宁省青年志愿者协会辽宁省青年志愿者协会

做志愿者的10大好处【双语】

2016-07-19

谈起志愿者的好处,很多人认为做志愿者的好处就是帮助别人过后的那种说不出来的温暖感觉。事实上,这只是其中的一个好处而已。很多人没有意识到,志愿者不仅仅是在施粥所工作、或参与和平队或当边境医生。慈善事业需要各种各样的人,做各种各样的事情。因此你可以志愿做任何事情,也就是说,还有很多令人惊叹的益处呢。例如,志愿服务……


When it comes to benefits of  volunteering, a lot of people think that’s it’s all about the warm and fuzzy  feeling you feel after helping someone. As it turns out, that’s far from the  only benefit. What a lot of people don’t realize is that it is not just about  soup kitchens, the peace corps and doctors against borders. Charity work  requires a wide variety of people, doing a wide variety of things for everything  to work.Because of this you can volunteer as almost anything, which means there  are some surprising benefits to be had. For example,  volunteering….

1.Helps You Stay Active
 
帮助你保持活跃

Sometimes when you need to do something the most, is when you feel the least like doing anything. This is where volunteering can help out. It’s a lot more difficult to blow off volunteering than a casual appointment with a friend. So when you feel like shit, and you don’t really want to, but really need to stay active, volunteering is your friend.


有时,当你什么也不想做的时候,就是你最需要做事情的时候。这时志愿活动就能帮上忙。志愿活动不像随便约朋友那样容易推掉。所以当你感觉很差什么也不想做,但却想保持活跃时,那你该去志愿服务了。

2.Fills Empty Spaces On Your Resume
为你的简历增添内容

If your job search  seems to be taking longer than you had expected, you might want to consider  volunteering. It’s a way to prove that you’ve not just been sitting on your ass  the whole time but you’ve been actively taking steps that can help you better  your situation.


如果你找工作的时间比你预想的要长,你可能会考虑志愿活动。这种方式可以证明,你不总是坐着不动,你也积极地采取行动,帮助自己改善状况。

3.Can Lead To Work
 
可以帮你工作
I’ve seen people go into volunteering with no expectations, and further down the road, ending up working for a non-profit as a coordinator. Of course this line of work is not for everyone, but thankfully actually volunteering will give you a good idea of whether or not it’s a viable career path for you.
我遇见一些人,参加志愿工作时并没有抱任何期望,但在工作的过程中,最后成为非营利组织的协调人。当然,这种工作并不是每个人都适合,但是幸运的是,志愿工作会让你清楚这对你而言是不是可行的职业路径。
4.Can Be Therapeutic
 
可以有治疗作用
Depending on what you choose to do, volunteer work can have a tremendous therapeuticeffect. There are many options that can be tremendously giving. One of my close personal friends has completely transformed after she started working with disabled kids. Volunteering helps you look outside yourself and your problems, allowing you to see the world and other people from a whole different perspective, which in turn can make you grateful for what you already have and see your own personal value.
取决于你选择做什么志愿工作,有一些可以有非常好的治疗效果。很多志愿工作都能给你带来很大的帮助。我有一位非常亲密的朋友,她在开始为残疾人孩子工作后,完全变成了另外一个人。志愿工作能帮你从自己和自己的问题中跳出来,允许你以一个全新的不同视角去看世界和他人,这反过来让你对自己已有的东西心存感激,并看到自己的个人价值。
5.Can Help Improve Social Skills 
可以帮你改善社交技巧
If you’re the kind of person that has a hard time putting yourself in social situations, volunteering can help. Of course it’s far from an instant fix, but it can be a useful tool in your battle. A permanent excuse to talk to people and try to get along.
如果你在社交场合觉得很难,志愿活动能帮上你的忙。当然,这不会立刻见效,但是它可以成为你战斗中的一项有用的工具。这样你永远有机会和别人交谈并可以试着和别人相处。
6.Can Be Relevant Work Experience
 
可以成为相关的工作经验

Something that seems to  stop many, is that experience often seems to be a prerequisiteto get a job. With  some professions, volunteering can actually help you get the experience you need  to get your foot in the door. There’s many a budding journalist that got his or  her start volunteering for a college or university paper, and that’s not at all  the only profession this applies to.


现在很多工作都要求有工作经验,光这条就把很多人拒之门外。对某些专业而言,志愿工作实际上能让你拥有工作经验,帮你得到工作的敲门砖。很多崭露头角的记者刚开始时都为大学做志愿者写文章,通过志愿服务得到工作经验并不仅仅适用于这一职业。

Can Teach You What Truly Matters
 
能教给你什么才是真正重要的
It’s a great way to find new perspectives on life. When you’ve been at it for a while, you just might find yourself re-evaluating your priorities, or even deciding on a completely new path to take in life. One of my friends went from wanting to be a lawyer, to discovering a true passion for teaching.

这是寻找生活新视角的一个好方法。当你做了一段时间后,你可能会发现自己会重新评估事情的优先级别,甚至在生活中去走完全不同的一条新路。我的一个朋友原来想做律师,后来却发现自己真正有激情的事业是教学事业

8.Helps You Make New Friends
 
帮你结交新朋友

Maybe not so  surprising, but what might surprise you, is how genuine these friends are. Some  of my long term friends are people I’ve met through volunteering.


这一点儿也许不会让你吃惊,但可能让你吃惊的是,这些朋友会有多么真诚。我很多长期联系的朋友都是通过志愿服务认识的。

9.Helps You Grow
 
帮你成长
Summed up in one line: Volunteering helps you grow. Not only as a person, but as we’ve covered, it can help you develop your skill set as well. The only real downside is how hard it is to leave when circumstances make it difficult for you to continue.

总结一下:志愿服务能帮你成长。就像我们刚介绍的那样,它不仅能让你在人格方面成长,也能让你在技能方面进步。真正的缺点是当环境不允许你继续下去时,你却发现自己舍不得离开

10.Teaches You New Skills
 
会教给你新的技能
From helping making websites, to teaching immigrant kids your native language, to arranging events for charity. Volunteering can really be almost anything. That means that when you get involved in charity work, a lot of the time you will face challenges just as you would in a new job. And through overcoming these you learn and start to master completely new skills.
从帮忙建网站、教移民孩子学习你的母语,到为慈善事业安排活动,志愿活动可以说是无所不包。当你参与志愿工作时,很多时候你都会面临一些挑战,就像是参与了新的工作一样。通过克服这些困难,你可以学着开始全面掌握新的技能。

So if you’ve ever considered volunteering, what  are you waiting for?
所以如果你曾考虑过志愿服务,那还在等什么呢?