If you search for reasons to volunteer, you might come across a list of great reasons. Responses could be to help others, to make a difference, to meet new people or to expand your horizons. It could be to contribute to a cause you care about, or even to impress your mom (or maybe yourself).
The Corporation for National and Community Service says that volunteering improves psychological and physical health. Volunteers reap the benefits of feeling a personal sense of accomplishment while building social networks that, in turn, support them in times of stress.
The Foster Alliance relies on an army of volunteers to assist in our service to boys and girls in foster care. In 2019 alone 1,397 individuals dedicated 13,026 hours of work to aid in our mission of bringing hope to kids who have been abused and neglected. On average that’s 36 hours each and every day of the year! John has run delivery and ran errands. Rich has stacked diapers in the warehouse. Linda has answered the phones while Phyllis and Ellen wrap birthday presents.
Corporations have sent in teams of workers to assist, GoDaddy employees sorted holiday toy donations, VOYA staff decorated birthday bags with messages of hope. It takes many hands to accomplish all the good that we do for boys and girls every single day of the year