10 Reasons why you should VOLUNTEER!
All Volunteers must be in High School or College under a Authorized Program
#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.
#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: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.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)
#4: You learn a lot.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.
#3: You get a chance to give back. Receive school credit or Work Release Credit through your High School, even better add your
college resume or high school resume.
#2: Volunteering 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!
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