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TEDxPetalingStreet Spreads The Joy Of Volunteering

TEDxPetalingStreet Spreads The Joy Of Volunteering

Volunteering helps build a more cohesive, safer, stronger community.

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Volunteerism lets people and communities participate in their growth.

The power of volunteerism in bringing communities together despite their differences is more important now than ever.

Through volunteering, people build their resilience, enhance their knowledge base and gain a sense of responsibility for their community.

At TEDxPetalingStreet, volunteers had the opportunity to contribute free labour to conduct community service.

TEDxPetalingStreet curator Sten Ho said the Chinese-spoken event is built on the principle of donating time and energy towards a greater cause.

From left to right: Clement Wong( Speaker & founder of KL Steiner school), Sten Ho, Jessie Ng (TEDx Petaling Street license holder), Dennis Gan (Emcee) and Yap Si Err (volunteer) (Pix: Fernando Fong)

Volunteers help change the lives of those in their community as a social responsibility rather than receiving a financial reward

TEDx Petaling Street curator Sten Ho on being part of the cause through volunteerism.

He said TEDxPetalingStreet volunteers work alongside the organization and communities to help them to develop a more sustainable way of life.

Ho certainly walks the talk, as he has participated in six editions of TEDxPetalingStreet.

Volunteers gain confidence as they entirely use the opportunity to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.

Volunteering also provides a healthy boost to self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction.

You are doing good for others and the community, which gives a natural sense of accomplishment. As a volunteer, you also gain a sense of pride and identity.

TEDxPetalingStreet curator Sten Ho on volunteerism and its importance.
Volunteers played a vital role at the recently concluded 2022 TEDxPetalingStreet in Kuala Lumpur. (Pix: Fernando Fong)

Showing Love, Generosity And Sharing One’s Talents

Ho, who has participated in six editions of TEDxPetalingStreet, said as many as 150 volunteers participated in this year’s edition.

Even helping with minor tasks made a real difference in a constant effort of self-motivation and hard work.

While some see it as unpaid work, volunteerism essentially provides a service for the benefit of others and helps a community to thrive.

Joining TEDx presents a great way to enhance the skills you already have.

TEDxPetalingStreet curator Sten Ho on volunteerism and its importance.

What Impact Do TED Talks Have On People?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).

Through these TED talks, audiences are exposed to speakers who are doing cutting-edge work across numerous causes.

The speakers often demonstrate constructive ways that people can help with these causes personally.

For many speakers, TED matters a lot.

One of the most distinctive aspects of TED presentations is their uncanny ability to connect viewers to an exciting topic they may have never explored before.

TED Talks have an impressive overall outreach because they are open to everyone, allowing society members to understand social factors that influence their well-being.

UiTM Student’s Symphony Orchestra performing at TEDxPetalingStreet 2022. (Pix: Fernando Fong)

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