07 Nov Why should you volunteer?
Volunteering Is Good for You!
By definition, volunteering is a way that we give of our time to help someone else. But did you know that volunteering is very beneficial to you as well? It’s a lot like giving a gift; the giver feels as happy giving it as the person receiving it.
Benefits of Volunteering as a Trainer
There are numerous benefits for you as a teaching volunteer, one that assists others in receiving new certification, or continuing education certification. They are:
- High quality training. When volunteering for a first-rate organization, they will give you as much continuing education as you need. They want you to succeed in providing the best possible experience for their clientele.
- You’ll learn the latest teaching techniques. Not only will you know your specialty cold, you’ll also know the best way to communicate that information to the people you’re training.
- You’ll be exposed to the latest research and information available for your students. There are fundamentals that you’ll be imparting, as well as new developments for your specialty/specialties. Being up-to-date is very important, as the flow of important information continues to increase.
- You’ll be providing courteous, proficient service. By knowing your specialty thoroughly, you’ll be very confident in your material and will be able to focus on your students.
- You will have the trust and support of the organization you’ll be assisting. A quality organization supports their volunteers and gives them all of the resources they need to be successful.
- As a volunteer, you’ll be able to select the course/topic which you would like to teach on. You should enjoy what you’re teaching; volunteering should be enjoyable for you.
- A quality organization will be affiliated, and certified by well-known groups, such as the American Heart Association, as well as monitored by numerous state and local agencies. This is very important if you’re teaching life-saving techniques, such as CPR.
- You’ll have the self-satisfaction of knowing that you have made a difference in people’s lives, both the trainees and the people that they will ultimately be assisting.
- It’s not unusual for volunteers to be approached by the organization they’re helping and asked to join them as an employee. This may or may not be something you’re interested in, but it does happen.
HeartShare Delivers Excellence
Using the certification you receive at HeartShare, you can volunteer at events knowing you are fully prepared in case of emergency. Know the importance of CPR Training, and don’t miss out on an opportunity to help others.
Find out today how you can volunteer, or work with us, to change and save lives. There are opportunities available now at our three locations. Let’s talk. Give us a call today at (408) 246-0311. You’ll be glad you did!