#10: It's good for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
- 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 client services
#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.
You can test out a career. Read this story about our Volunteer Manager, Gavin Watt.
#7: It brings people together.
The volunteer community at NK Fishline unites people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal: assisting our community in need. Volunteers learn 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.
Volunteering helps to support, strengthen, and improve your community.
#4: You learn a lot.
Volunteers learn things like these:
- Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
- Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
#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: 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!
Visit our webpage to read more about volunteering at NK Fishline. Contact our Volunteer Manager to ask questions about volunteering.