Volunteering Comes With Benefits Beyond Doing Good


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Vickie Martin, a volunteer at Lancaster EMS, learned that volunteer work plucks benefits beyond doing good for others.

To start, volunteering enables the development of new skills and connections; explore uncharted career paths; and even land full-time paid jobs. Volunteering also helps job seekers hone their problem solving, communication and team playing skills under pressure.


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Federal Programs Related to - Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other

Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the practice of charitable giving and volunteering or to represent and serve a wide range of philanthropic and charitable institutions.



Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, is giving nonprofits a no-nonsense way to bring entrepreneurship to the next level. Pencils of Promise is a philanthropic organization that focuses on forming sustainable educational programs, and forging long-lasting, partnerships with communities. The organization aims to increase access to quality education and impact students and their families in high-need communities throughout Laos, Ghana and Guatemala.




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