Why Volunteer

You Make a Difference

Every person counts!

Volunteering Encourages Civic Responsibility

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

You Get a Chance to Give Back

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

You Learn a Lot

Volunteers learn things like these:

  • Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
  • Government: Through working with service organizations, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
  • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change their view on self-worth.

Volunteering Strengthens Your Community

As a volunteer you help:

  • Beautify the community (park cleanups)
  • Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
  • Support families (daycare and eldercare)
  • Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)

It Promotes Personal Growth and Self-Esteem

Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

It Brings People Together

As a volunteer you assist in:

  • Building camaraderie and teamwork
  • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal

Volunteers Gain Professional Experience

You can test out a career.

It Saves Resources

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.

  • A volunteer's time has been estimated to have a value of over $25 per hour.

It's Good for You

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

  • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.
  • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.