I had a guy friend who was very nice and caring. Several years ago, he thought he might want to be a physician one day. His mom greatly supported this and
Readers, do not dress up to the nines when volunteering for the homeless!
It was a catastrophe. The people he was helping looked at him like a spoiled little rich kid helping them to write down a few scribbles on his resume. My friend, though very caring towards those he is close to, really did not want to volunteer at this place at all. He did it because he thought he had to and this experience did not help him at all.
If you're going to volunteer, make sure you want to do it. There are lots of benefits in helping others, but if your heart is not in it, this will likely show and someone will catch on. Eventually.