Every country has many organizations and non-organization that invite many people to volunteer in helping them to provide volunteering service. But in California mainly, their people generally love volunteering themselves in contributing as they believe a good start comes from an individual. Furthermore, they would also ask their friends and family members to join them, in order to implement good moral values.
There are many good moral values you can get from joining volunteering work:
Learn New Skills
By joining volunteering work, you are able to have a better understanding of your own abilities. After you have joined several events for volunteering services, you will notice some of the small accomplishments you get from volunteering. From that acknowledgment, you are able to plan and practice the values in order to get a bigger skill. For example, during volunteering, you might talk to people, and if you are an introvert, it helps you to have better communication skills.
Test For Your Future
Apart from learning new skills, you could also take this as a test for your future. Let say you like working in education, you could volunteer yourself at a local school or daycare in California with kids of all ages. Therefore, in the future, you could have this like additional support for the career you desire.
Meet New People
Although it sounds a bit cliche, volunteering in California allows you to communicate with a lot of people from different backgrounds. Hence, you are able to connect, educate yourself by sharing different opinions and views, and have connections as well. This will also be giving you good opportunities in the future.
Accomplish Something Important
They said that when you give a lot, you will also be receiving a lot more. For example, giving your contributions to other people can help you build stronger self-esteem and confidence because in a way you have accomplished something important.
Regardless, there are also cases of sexual assault among volunteers in California that made people more scared and cautious to volunteer themselves in volunteering services. Thus, I think it is important for people to have more knowledge in providing a safe space and helping volunteers who have been sexually assaulted and prevent volunteers from getting sexually assaulted.
Here are the few things you could do to help these volunteers:
Acknowledge The Issues Of Sexual Harassment Among Volunteers
This would be the last thing we could do and help our volunteers by acknowledging that there are volunteers who actually get sexually assaulted and the types of sexual harassment volunteers get during volunteering work. Not many volunteers noticed the kinds of sexual harassment they get from people. Normally they would consider these types of approaches as friendly and flirting because sex predators typically would justify their actions as that. Over time, people normalize these sexual behaviors as normal behaviors when it is not. People need to understand that sexual harassment is generally not acceptable regardless of the situation. When a volunteer is being sexually harassed, it just proved how sex predators preys are around us even in giving volunteering services as well. There could also be a situation where sexual predators make fun of adult products to victims as well.
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Sharing Awareness Of Sexual Assault Among Volunteers To The Public
Another thing we could help with is by sharing awareness about sexual assaults that our volunteers went through during volunteering work. There are many platforms we could use to share these sorts of issues such as our social media, forums, etc. People who never volunteered themselves in volunteering services hardly understand the sexual traumas that our victims went through. Who would have ever thought that they would get sexual assaults during volunteering work as people who volunteer only share good values?
Provide Protections For Volunteers From Sex Predators
I know the fact we could not give proper protection for anyone from sex predators because we could not easily recognize the people who are actually sex predators, especially among volunteers. But what we can do, is by hearing our volunteers share their experience, or their thoughts when they stumbled with any sexual predator during their volunteering work. After you have recognized, the whole organization could discuss the issue and remove or make a report on that specific person for assaulting one of the members.
In conclusion, volunteering work is a noble thing to practice in our societies and we should be able to feel safe in anything we do and any place we’re in. With having a better environment, not only adults, but young people could also get motivated to join volunteering work in California.