To volunteer is to give of yourself in service to a cause. It is about freely giving your time to help an organization, your community, or an individual. And this giving of your time and service is done free of charge, without expectation of compensation and without coercion.
To volunteer means to act on behalf of something or someone else. It is done by people with a desire to do good. It is done willingly - by choice. It is done without pay. And it is done to promote positive change or help someone in need.
The idea of giving of oneself for the benefit of others has its origins early in life. These ideas are fundamental to expressing an individual’s humanity through his or her social relations with others. And they are the essence of what it means to volunteer. If this is you, please consider joining our efforts at Association Vive La Vie!