ConnectFor is an online platform that aims to connect different kinds of NGOs to volunteers of all ages. One of our goals is to facilitate volunteering so that it becomes a positive impact on the NGO and the volunteer. We analyze the NGOs and try to best serve their needs by working closely with them. If you have ever wondered how much of an impact you can really have with ConnectFor, imagine how vital those roles are to non-governmental organizations or NGOs. These organizations are specifically designed to work on helping people, animals, and our community as a whole. They support causes that are struggling. Because these are non-governmental organizations, they tend to have lower budgets than the organizations that do make money. This is where volunteers come in, by providing the labor and support they need.
Without the contributions of volunteers, many NGOs may not exist. In today’s blog, we are going to discuss how volunteers are an important asset to an NGO, and why they are needed to make the world a better place. Here are some reasons how volunteers support NGOs:
- Cutting Down on Costs
Employees at NGOs work hard to ensure that much of their time is used in supporting that specific NGO. Most of the employees at NGOs accomplish their goals, but it’s the work of volunteers that allow them to dedicate even more of what they raise to the issue they are trying to solve. Volunteers cut costs for NGOs by donating their time to the organization. Instead of getting paid, volunteers gain valuable life experiences, knowledge, and interests in the different fields. They are able to have that satisfaction of doing work that contributes by making a positive change in the community.
- Raising Awareness
You will be surprised to know how words can be just as powerful as work when it comes to fighting for the people and causes that need our help. When an NGO is trying to get an important message across, it then naturally becomes the responsibility of the volunteer to become an ally and start conversations like these through social media. One single click will allow a volunteer to post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, which will, in turn, inspire their family and friends to discuss the issues. In the 21st century, volunteers don’t necessarily need to travel across the globe to help NGOs spread the word about their cause. This can automatically happen in the touch of a button.
- Innovative Ideas
Volunteers contribute to the NGO by offering their own insight, opinions, and ideas to help solve problems and produce results. When young adults see an issue right in front of their eyes, they take it upon themselves to come up with a solution. They include their family and friends who help them to come up with potential solutions. Whether a volunteer is helping to solve a problem within an organization, their ideas help strengthen and spread the work on NGOs around the world.
Volunteering is an incredibly valuable use of time, both for the non-governmental organization and the volunteer. NGOs receive that support they need to be effective. Additionally, they receive life experience and the opportunity of connecting with different cultures and people and making a difference. This is where ConnectFor comes in. ConnectFor doesn’t only provide this experience for the volunteer, we also benefit the NGO by giving them the opportunity to meet different volunteers. So, let ConnectFor be a part of your journey. Let us help you grow, whether it is as an NGO or as a volunteer.