Why Volunteer?

Enjoy these videos from some of our community volunteers who help in so many ways.

Thanks go out to the students in the Franklin Regional Social Entrepreneurship class for taking the time to interview our volunteers and edit the videos! 

Pastor Dan Lawrence

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.