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.