#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 spent on local 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.
#7: It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist in uniting people from diverse to work toward a common goal and 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 make sure that no senior goes hungry in the Greater Beloit area.
#4: You learn a lot.
Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on self worth. Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government. 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!
Interested in Volunteering with Beloit Meals on Wheel?
The success of the Beloit Meals on Wheels program centers on an extraordinary core of volunteers who contribute their time, caring and concern for our clients. Volunteers serve us through their churches, places of employment, involvement with civic organizations as well as individual desires to serve. We’d love to have you involved!
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