Top Reads of the Week: Help Yourself By Helping Others, Volunteer

Help is on the Way!

A quick question, when was the last time you helped someone other than your own family members, friends, and co-workers? Well, this article might just be the thing you need. Volunteering is and has always been a goal anyone would like to achieve from time to time but let’s be honest, it can be quite a hassle, isn’t it? Unlike donating (monetary), volunteer work takes time and effort. And that is exactly what busy workers like us, do not have the privilege to spare. Our days are often too caught up with work and the remaining of our energy is very much spent with the things we love to do.

But did you know that by volunteering, there are so many benefits than we actually care to realize? Not only do we help those in need, but we are also actually helping ourselves in return. Tremendously! It is proven that volunteering makes you a lot happier and healthier. And from another perspective, it might even boost and advance your career!

Also! With the festive season coming, what better way to show you care by helping out the needy. Many organizations carry out volunteer events during joyous occasions to remind us that not everybody is as fortunate as us. So, make someone smile and end this year with a contented heart.

With that said, I have 3 articles that will show you the benefits of volunteering and how you can make corporate volunteering a part of the company as well.

Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits

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Did you know, studies have shown that by helping others, it also helps us improve our mental health significantly? A common problem running rampant in our society, depression, and anxiety can be combated by helping others. Do read this article to find out the surprising benefits of volunteering.

10 Foolproof Ideas for Your Company Volunteer Day

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Volunteering does not have to be a solo mission. It can be done on a company level as well! A study by Cone Research found that 74% of employees find it more fulfilling and satisfying when they are given the opportunity to make an impact on others. Doing things together is definitely more engaging than helping others alone.

Volunteers Don’t Just Give, They Gain

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We do not lose anything when we volunteer. Instead, there is so much to gain. The culture of volunteerism is still a matter we can gradually improve on. By educating the public and raising awareness that giving back to society is not as daunting of a task as many thinks. It does not have to be a huge contribution or a heroic deed. Just a little at a time makes this world a whole lot better, I say.


Volunteering – The Beneficial Side Effects | Eric Cooper | TEDxSanAntonio

Eric Cooper is the CEO and president of the San Antonio Food Bank. The Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post recognized the San Antonio Food Bank among five not-for-profit organizations to watch. Also recognized by the National Geographic, Eric’s valor is highlighted for his tireless hours of contributing to society. Watch this video to find out more about the benefits of volunteering.

About Timeo-Performance

We were founded with a vision to improve the world of work for everyone

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We are in the Skills Business!

Through recruitment, training and consulting, Timeo-Performance provides solutions for increased performance of companies, teams, and individuals. As our clients are in the center of global business and often serve the APAC region, our solutions need to be sustainable in a multicultural and remote context.

Our joint venture with Akteos, the European leader in intercultural training, and partnership with digital learning solutions provider CrossKnowledge have therefore been organic and logical additions to our service. Timeo-Performance has been helping companies in APAC increase business performance since 2008 with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

We love what we do, feel the Timeo-Performance experience!

As busy professionals, our schedules are often filled to the brim with meetings and tasks to complete. We can get so caught up with work that we might even forget our all-important lunch and power through dinner as well. Alas, we can only do so much given the 24 hours we have in a day. While time management is vital, being productive is another matter in its entirety.Enter time batching.


Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance

Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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