In many social activities that are carried out voluntarily and unpaid, one comes together with people from the most diverse social groups, is confronted with problems and conflicts that have to be solved together, and ultimately grows as a result. The ability to work in a team is therefore not the only key competence that one learns in the course of a social commitment. The ability to deal with conflict, emotional intelligence and self-reflection are often trained just as much as openness, responsibility and goal orientation – not least, one’s own self-confidence is strengthened. In this way, one acquires valuable skills and learns for life.
Social commitment also gives you a good feeling because you can give something back. It’s an easy way to please yourself and others, broaden your horizons, make the world a little more beautiful and benefit from great contacts.