Volunteering does more than simply give someone the satisfaction of helping others; it also has an immense impact on communities around the world. Volunteers are the most valuable resource for community organizations. When individuals come together for the betterment of their community, as well as themselves, everyone wins.
It can be hard to find the time to volunteer; however, volunteering can provide you and your community with enormous benefits. When you offer to volunteer at a local non-profit organization, you are given the opportunity to connect with your community and make it a better place. Volunteers help to build constructive and meaningful relationships within their communities, which can then be used to support the implementations of the organization’s mission and goals Even the smallest task can make a difference to those in need. Volunteering meets critical, local needs every day, helping to make the community a better place for everyone.
Participating in volunteer work also saves valuable resources. For every hour that is given through volunteerism is an hour that the organization gains back in real dollars that can then be spent in other ways to serve and better the community. John T Yeska Jr knows the value of volunteering. During his time in Michigan, he spent countless volunteer hours working at the Michigan State University Museum in East Lansing. Today, John I heavily involved with the Special Olympics. He says that he enjoys volunteering with the Special Olympics in his spare time, along with several other local programs that help those that are less fortunate.