Rotary is a volunteer organization, which means that most of the people who work on projects are doing it for the cause, not monetary benefits. The Rotary Club of World Disability Advocacy is no different.
Then why do we do it? The number-one reason is because we are passionate about improving the human rights for people with disabilities. We are passionate about changing lives so that people will have the dignity, equality, and life that they deserve. 
Even though there is no monetary reward in doing this type of effort, there is plenty of self-satisfaction in knowing that you were involved in helping to improve someone’s life. Remember that Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.”
However, there are some benefits to volunteering that will help the volunteer. Volunteer activities are some of the top areas that employers look at, when considering hiring someone. Volunteering tells the employer that this person cares about others and the community. Employers believe that because this person is willing to volunteer for the cause, he or she will be more dedicated to the job and the company.
Also, the beauty of volunteering is that it often gives the person more skills and accomplishments to promote on the resume or curriculum vitae (CV). Skills and accomplishment help a person look better than the other people who are applying for the same job. They give the job applicant the competitive edge. They also give the employer an idea of what type of contributions the person will bring to the company.
Volunteering is a vital part of Rotary. Around the world, 1.2 million are volunteering to make the world a better place. My hope is that the people involved in our cause are those who believe they can make the world a better place simply because they believe in doing good.
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