Around the world there are hundreds of opportunities to be a volunteer, many organizations that motivate it and millions of volunteers giving the best of them to have a better world.
Around the world there are hundreds of opportunities to be a volunteer, many organizations that motivate it and millions of volunteers giving the best of them to have a better world. Among all the choices, you might have asked yourself which one to choose, where to go, or what to do… well, it all depends on what you want to do, what are your abilities, wishes, expectations, and of course, your personality.
Helsinki University, based on the aspects that motivate people to do voluntary work, has found 5 types of volunteers, which one are you? Find out now!
This type of volunteer is the one that fights against injustice and tries really hard to create a better world, a world without inequalities. If you are an activist, probably you tend to question everything that is taken for granted, you take care of people, and you love local volunteering programs.
The Hometown Hero
In this category we find all those that give a great importance to family values, loyalty and hard work. They believe that volunteering is a civil obligation that they must obey, and take a great amount of their time to do it.
This kind of volunteer likes to help without thinking of the context, they believe that volunteering is a call from God, and that the help comes from a force bigger than themselves. They love their neighbors and their values come from directly from their religious education and brought up.
This type of person likes to work globally, they like to be known by their work, they believe that helping is a very important part of their life, it makes them feel successful and active. The champion is the kind of volunteer that likes to be in a high position, working with a great team.
The Caring Hand
This type of volunteer also likes to work globally, they consider that volunteering is an obligation, not an option. They believe there is a greater force that gives them the motivation to do good will acts. Their lifestyle, their values and their motivation revolve around helping others.
What kind of volunteer are you? Actually it doesn’t really matter, the important things is that you have the will to help others. Once you have identified which is your type, you can focus on the programs that will help you in the best way.