Volunteering involves performing a service without pay in order to obtain work experiences, learn new skills, meet people, contribute to community, and contribute to a cause that’s important to the volunteer, such as helping animals, people in situation of poverty, the elderly or the environment.
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Volunteering England, “What is volunteering?” Online: http://www.volunteering.org.uk/iwanttovolunteer/what-is-volunteering (Retrieved on August 8, 2014)