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volunteering pres - nicaragua

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Great presentation by Empowerment International on why people should consider volunteering - the concepts are the same whether you volunteer in Nicaragua or Sheffield!

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  1. 1. Have You Tried<br /> Volunteering?<br />
  2. 2. What?<br />
  3. 3. What?<br />Never tried Volunteering?<br />
  4. 4. Let me Explain<br />why you should…<br />
  5. 5. Life is Easy…<br />
  6. 6. …for many of us<br />
  7. 7. But it is<br />Tough...<br />
  8. 8. ...for Most Others<br />
  9. 9. ...for Most Others<br /> *1/3 rd of the world is under-fed<br />1/3 rd is starving<br />1 in 4 adults cannot read or write<br />1.1 Billion people live on less than $1 a day *ThinkQuest.org<br />
  10. 10. If we Help<br />these ‘others’<br />
  11. 11. We technically ‘volunteer’<br />Because you may have personally experienced something similar<br />
  12. 12. We technically ‘volunteer’<br />Our Time<br />Our Knowledge<br />Because you may have personally experienced something similar<br />Our Skills<br />Our Energy<br />
  13. 13. And what do We<br />Gain from this?<br />
  14. 14. Satisfaction!<br />And Contentment.<br />
  15. 15. Because it makes us feel good about ourselves <br />Because you may have personally experienced something similar<br />
  16. 16. But what else does<br />Volunteering give?<br />
  17. 17. It gives you new contacts<br /> and new Friends!<br />
  18. 18. It teaches New Skills<br />Because you may have personally experienced something similar<br /> that are Transferable..<br />
  19. 19. Example -<br /> Fundraising <br /> helps <br /> hone <br /> Leadership <br /> skill<br />
  20. 20. It provides Better Career prospects<br />
  21. 21. Better Career prospects<br />73% of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without. <br />
  22. 22. Better Career prospects<br /> 94% of employers believe that volunteering can add to skills <br />
  23. 23. Better Career prospects<br />  94% of employees who volunteered to learn new skills had benefited either by getting their first job, improving their salary, or being promoted<br />
  24. 24. It gives a Chance to…<br />
  25. 25. See New Places<br />
  26. 26. And Get New Perspectives<br />
  27. 27. Remove that ‘void’ and boredom in life .<br />
  28. 28. Actually work on a cause you feel strongly about<br />
  29. 29. Actually work on a cause you feel strongly about<br /> ...and not just talk about it.<br />
  30. 30. GetHappiness!<br />
  31. 31. Get Happiness!<br />Oxytocin and Endorphins are released when we help others. <br />
  32. 32. Get Happiness!<br />Oxytocin and Endorphins are released when we help others. <br />These are harmones that reduce stress<br />
  33. 33. Get Happiness!<br />Oxytocin and Endorphins are released when we help others. <br />These are harmones that reduce stress<br /> and make you happy!<br />
  34. 34. Dowhat you really love to do<br />Because you may have personally experienced something similar<br />
  35. 35. Improve overall health<br />
  36. 36. There is a strong relationship between volunteering and health: <br />Those who volunteer have <br />lower mortality rates, <br />greater functional ability, and <br />lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.<br />(The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research)<br />
  37. 37. Other Health benefits:<br /><ul><li> heightened sense of well-being
  38. 38. improvement in insomnia
  39. 39. stronger immune system
  40. 40. speedier recovery from surgery</li></ul> ( The Healing Power of Doing Good)<br />
  41. 41. And finally,<br /> What goes around comes around…<br />
  42. 42. … and one day you may need someone’s help too!<br />
  43. 43. So, want to give volunteering a try?<br />
  44. 44. Here is a Chance:<br />Empowerment International works <br /> for more than 300 kids in Nicaragua’s <br /> poorest slums. It ensures that they <br /> enroll in school, attend school and <br /> do well there. This against all odds <br /> of harsh weather conditions, dwindling <br /> school supplies, extreme poverty <br /> and distractions of drugs and violence.<br />
  45. 45. Visit the cause at: www.empowermentinternational.org<br />Presentation by: Neha Singh<br />All Photos by: Kathy Adams and children of Empowerment International<br />

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