Top 5 Reasons To Volunteer @ T3SMAC

1. Volunteers live longer and are healthier.

Volunteers are happier and healthier than non-volunteers. In fact, during later life, volunteering is even more beneficial for one's health than exercising and eating well. Health and longevity gains from volunteering come from establishing meaningful volunteer roles before you retire and continuing to volunteer once you arrive in your post-retirement years.

2. Volunteering establishes strong relationships.

Despite all of the online connections that are available at our fingertips, people are busier now than ever before. Online connections, while useful for maintaining existing relationships, are not very helpful in establishing lasting, new ones. Working alongside people who feel as strongly as you do about supporting T3SMAC creates a path to developing strong relationships with others.

3. Volunteering is good for your career.

People who volunteer make more money, partially because the relationships people create while volunteering can be leveraged for financial benefit. These relationships are important because they provide access to new information and opportunities. Volunteering in your current career industry—or an area you’d like to transition into—is an especially effective way to leverage social connections for career gain.

4. Volunteering is good for society.

Many businesses, and almost all community-driven organizations, are successful only if they maintain a strong volunteer workforce. In fact, events like T3SMAC often rely on more volunteers than paid workers to meet their goals and fulfill their objectives. These businesses, community-driven organizations and individuals are committed to doing good things for society.

5. Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose.

Although it is not well-understood why volunteering provides such a profound health benefit, a key factor is assumed to be that volunteering serves to express and facilitate opportunities to carry out one’s sense of purpose. The very nature of volunteering means choosing to work without being paid for it. And we completely recognize that giving you all the benefits and perks you highly deserve before, during and after T3SMAC.

You become an instant SMAC STAR!