10 Reasons to Volunteer

10 Reasons to Volunteer

  1. Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
    Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
  2.  Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.
  3. Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.The estimated value of a volunteer’s time is $15.39 per hour.
  4. Volunteers gain professional experience.
  5. It promotes personal growth and self-esteem. Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.As a volunteer you help:
    Support families (daycare and eldercare)
    Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
    Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
    Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)
  6.  Volunteers learn things like these:Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self-worth.

    Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.

    Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

  7. You get a chance to give back. People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
  8. Volunteering encourages civic responsibility. Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
  9. As a volunteer you assist in:
    Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
    Building camaraderie and teamwork
  10. You make a difference. Every person counts!
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