Volunteering comes with countless benefits, and volunteering at an animal charity, in particular, has its unique set of perks that we think every animal lover would appreciate. If you’re reading this, chances are that you’ve thought about volunteering at an animal charity like ‘Til The Cows Come Home. Written by our volunteers themselves, this blog will provide more insight into why volunteering can be highly valuable.

Personal Fulfilment
There’s a charity for pretty much anything out there, so you’re bound to find a charity with a cause that you’re passionate about. For us at ‘Til The Cows Come Home, we’re passionate about rescuing farmed animals and giving them another chance at a happy life. We thrive knowing that we are actively helping to save thousands of animals each year. Do you love animals? If so, then volunteering at an animal rescue charity like ‘Til The Cows Come Home could offer you a strong sense of personal fulfilment knowing that you’re making a difference in the lives of so many animals.

According to an article by the University of Sydney, volunteering can improve your happiness, health and life satisfaction. The article also cites that people who give their money or time to others are 42% more likely to be “very happy” than non-givers. This just goes to show that by helping others, you can also be helping yourself at the same time.

Make Connections
Most charities are made up of multiple volunteers and workers. It’s likely that they all share similar beliefs and values depending on their organisation’s mission. For example, the team at ‘Til The Cows Come Home share the belief that no animals should be considered “waste” by the animal agriculture industry. We’re a diverse team that respects everyone’s lifestyle choices, however, we are united by the belief that farmed animals must be treated more humanely in Australia. We’re all animal lovers, which means we can all bond over our work and our mission when volunteering together. Therefore, volunteering is one of the best places to make connections with like-minded people and have fun together while working towards something you believe in.

Growth and Development
Volunteering is an excellent way to learn and grow, whether that’s personally or professionally. There are countless volunteering opportunities that can help you grow in your specific field of interest. Want to know more about the animal agriculture industry? ‘Til The Cows Come Home is your first pick. We also have multiple professional departments that could help you advance your career or portfolio, including graphic design, marketing, website development, and animal care.

No matter where you choose to volunteer, you’ll probably also find yourself learning about things you didn’t expect to learn. This could be things related to your skillset, the world, and even yourself. Not sure if volunteering is for you? There are plenty of other ways you can give back to society – head over to our blog about how you can get involved in ‘Til The Cows Come Home to find out more.

Article was written by Anna Ly

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