Since I was a child, I have wanted to help people as I’m concerned about the disasters our planet suffers every day.
That is probably the main reason why I’m looking forward to studying medicine at the university if my academic results allow me, of course. I cannot stand that billions of people around the world are living in infrahuman conditions, starving, without enough food, medicines, clothes, shoes or shelter and without even a minimum amount of knowledge while influent people and politicians who run the world, turn a blind eye to this major problem as it is not profitable for them to try to solve it.
As a result, lots of people are trying to make a change by contributing to volunteer organizations. In the near future, I would like to participate in one of these projects since I do believe we all can improve the world. However, there are several aspects that we ought to take into account when volunteering.
On the one hand, a volunteer shouldn’t have ties as he has to be able to start a new life in another part of the world. In addition to that, he must travel with an organisation which supports and protects the volunteer as internal conflicts and foreign diseases are a risk for those who wish to volunteer abroad on their own.
On the other hand, volunteering allows you to develop your social sensitivity so that you will understand better the reality of the people who live there and the problems they have to deal with. It also helps you to improve your work experience and apply your knowledge. Besides, enterprises highly value becoming a volunteer since it shows that the person has values like solidarity, justice, and social commitment.
The greatest reward in volunteering is the satisfaction of knowing that you contribute with you time and energy to an altruistic cause.