Taking time to help others in the community by sharing your time, skills and passion can offer many of the following experiences and benefits: Explore personal interests and passions, Develop new skills, Increase confidence, Enhance leadership skills, Develop new relationships and make friends, Gain valuable work experience, Develop communication skills, Give back to your community, Fulfill community service requirements for school credit, or Gain community service experience to add to college, financial aid and scholarship applications.