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Online Volunteer Opportunities: Why should I be a 7Cups listener?

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Last Updated: 12/14/2020 at 11:37pm
Online Volunteer Opportunities: Why should I be a 7Cups listener?
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Top Rated Answers
November 15th, 2015 8:58pm
listening is a fun and easy way to help people who may not otherwise get help it always for people to vent safely and gives people a support system
November 17th, 2015 9:36am
Did you ever suffer from depression? I have. And it ain't pretty. So I try to help people get through tough times. And so should you.
November 18th, 2015 9:24pm
because you can help people who is depressed and sometimes you can help them by just listening to him
November 19th, 2015 9:38am
Because on helping people, you feel inner peace and satisfaction. Also, sometimes,helping others out helps us too.
November 19th, 2015 8:46pm
To show support because I need support myself. I know what it's like to not have someone. To help someone would help myself.
November 20th, 2015 12:34pm
I started as a listener yesterday, and it's immensely enjoyable. In that it's both therapeutic to you and the person you're listening to, as you may be able to relate to the problems they're having. It's a relief to know that you're not alone. So for me, I became a listener because a) i wanted to help people, and b) feel helped in the process.
November 21st, 2015 3:57am
being a listener gives you the chance to develop in Active Listening skills, it gives you the thrill of being able to support strangers and listen to them and spread a little bit of hope. a little goes a long way with that. it's also nice just to help people who are struggling with topics you may be well educated in! these skills are useful in your everyday life, and are very important!
November 21st, 2015 3:54pm
Just for the sake of making other's people day better. It is my personal belief that before we die, since we do not know where we might go as there are way too many people that suggest way too many destinations, it is always a good thing that before we leave we at least leave back a positive resonance on this planet. Even if you made someone smile just for two minutes when they are having a bad day, you did something good for someone else
November 22nd, 2015 5:53am
Because helping someone can be very rewarded and making a difference in their life in a positive way is also a lovely thing to do.
November 22nd, 2015 11:19pm
Simply because listening is 1st step to feel good about your self when you give other care ..everything around you will be beautiful
November 24th, 2015 11:52am
because i love to help people to are wanting it and are seeking the help that the may need through help
November 25th, 2015 4:38am
I won't know until I've had the chance to try and help others by listening. Blah, blah, blah, 100 characters.
November 26th, 2015 7:21am
Being a 7cups listener enables you to give your time when it suits you and can fit around all kinds of timetables. It also enables you to learn a great deal about mental health while being in an environment where you are able to reach out to others if you need further information or advice. In all being a 7cups listener helps you greatly and allows you to reach some of the most vulnerable people who would not otherwise have anyone to hear their stories frustration and pain.
November 27th, 2015 3:39am
If you are an individual whom enjoys helping others, can effectively listen, and be a non-judgmental/ understanding person, you may be able to help many. Everyone is different with their listening style, and maybe you are exactly the person was searching for.
November 27th, 2015 7:40am
Being a listener is so cool! You get to help the community in a new way. You get to help people and be there for others.
November 28th, 2015 1:27am
You will eventually grow as a person, it helps not just the person listening but also you yourself. It helps you to learn to self reflect and urges you on to be kind.
November 28th, 2015 8:59am
I want to be a 7Cups listener to help better myself and get a head start on a possible psych career.
November 29th, 2015 3:09am
Being a 7 Cups listener allows you to give back to the online mental health community and provide support for those that need it. This is a very important online tool and being a part of this group is very fulfilling
November 29th, 2015 3:34pm
Depends upon why you want to be one or are thinking of being one. You get experience, broaden your mind and learn something new. If you enjoy helping people, even without thanks, then you'll enjoy the satisfaction of helping others. It also helps some people's mentality by making them feel like they're needed. Some feel it helps them realise that their problems aren't as bad as others and helps them to reflect upon themselves in a positive manner. When a Listener talks through scenarios with the person, it makes them reflect and put the scenarios to their own lives and helps them realise the answers to their own questions. Hope this helps.
November 30th, 2015 8:47am
Good platform to hear the problems of people. Hearing the problem is half the solution. I am happy to help anyone.
December 2nd, 2015 9:17pm
The feeling of when you've helping someone, someone who needs your help. There's no greater feeling.
December 3rd, 2015 4:36pm
Being a listener is great, you meet new people. Emphasise with them, chat about how their day is going. It's fun and also a way of learning new things.
December 3rd, 2015 11:04pm
Why should I be a Listener? Because I have suffered in my life, and I know the pain, fear, and terror that comes with those things. To keep that experience to myself would be selfish, because I can relate to people in similar situations. Even if I cannot put myself in their situation, I can do my best to understand it given my own experiences. If you have dealt with it, chances are you can help others deal with it.
December 4th, 2015 10:53pm
Listening gives us an opportunity to show compassion and emotional support and in turn minimizes our own struggles and makes us all feel better.
December 5th, 2015 4:04pm
7Cups is a great place to help others and help yourself. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, abuse, or really any mental issue, it's often helpful to clear your mind and improve your self-esteem by helping others and just offering a listening ear.
December 6th, 2015 12:08am
You can help people when they need help the most! People who volunteer are very important because you might save someone's life by doing simple things like this
December 6th, 2015 5:15pm
That's something you need to ask yourself, not others. Why do you WANT to become a 7cups listener? I became one because on my first few chats with listeners, it was awkward like Angel-meets-Edward awkward. The chat was stiff and felt like I was talking to a computer, and no I wasn't talking to Noni, lol. I wanted people to feel welcomed and not like they needed to walk on eggshells all the time. People should be able to be themselves and express themselves in whatever ways help them. That's why I became a listener, so that people can be themselves without getting warnings left and right and being banned. And also, sometimes people are just bored and want to chat but there isn't a "I'm bored" category, so I made sure I have that down on my profile. But to answer your question, I would say because you can help people, just by listening and being there, people want... no, that's the wrong word, they NEED to feel validated. And you can make them feel worthwhile. "Wow, this person actually cares, even my own mom doesn't care." And you make yourself feel validated in the process. Not to mention, this is great Karma.
December 6th, 2015 11:22pm
Because this is an awesome privilege too be apart of and the website is constantly changing in great and effective ways!
December 21st, 2015 6:40pm
Being a 7Cups listener gives you the opportunity to help people. I feel that is something most people lack. I am very happy to be a listener.
January 12th, 2016 6:13am
Becoming a 7Cups listener was probably one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I can help people who might not need to go to a professional. Even though I am going to school to become a counselor. It is also anonymous, it is a judge free zone and that is one of the things I love about 7cups!