"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."

Top 10 Reasons to be a Volunteer!

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.
• It 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 invested on facility 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 or add valuable skills to your resume.

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, youth and children, and elders.

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!


You will receive a FREE facility pass after completing 60 hours of volunteer work (other conditions apply).

Genesis Centre

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Inspiring Community Wellness
#10, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE,
Calgary, Alberta T3J 0C9
Tel: 403-590-2833  Fax: 403-457-6173

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