PRESIDENT Julie West
Consider volunteering for one of the following:
10 Reasons to Volunteer
Are you thinking of becoming a neighborhood volunteer? Read this list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.
10: It’s good for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards.
Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns. Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.
9: It saves resources.
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.
8: Volunteers gain professional experience.
You can test out a career.
7: It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist in: Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
Building camaraderie and teamwork
6: Strengthens your community.
As a volunteer you help:
5: Promotes personal growth & self esteem.
Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
4: You learn a lot.
Volunteers learn things like these:
3: You get a chance to give back.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
2: Encourages civic responsibility.
Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
1: You make a difference.
Every person counts!