"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 resourcesVolunteering 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 experienceYou can test out a career or add valuable skills to your resume.
7: It brings people togetherAs 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-esteemUnderstanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
5: Volunteering strengthens your communityAs a volunteer you help support families, youth and children, and elders.
4: You learn a lotVolunteers 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 backPeople like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibilityCommunity service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
1: You make a differenceEvery person counts!
BONUS REASON!You will receive a FREE facility pass after completing 60 hours of volunteer work (other conditions apply).
To apply to be a volunteer at the Genesis Centre please fill out the form below. Note that you must be 14 years of age or older to qualify. Click the 'Send It!' button when you are done.
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