Every one of us can do something to make a difference – volunteering as a mentor, helping with clerical needs, respite child care, cooking a meal, advisory board members, holiday gift elves or fundraising support. The opportunities are endless.
Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center started with a team of youth and adult volunteers and the tradition continues. Today our volunteers help in many of our programs. We strive for volunteer involvement at all levels as we believe that our volunteers play an integral role on the delivery of services to children, youth and families
Some of the Best Reasons to Volunteer
Some of the best reasons to give are the ones you may not have considered – the ones that make it worth your while to go that extra step.
People who have spent time volunteering for a cause report that they get back in satisfaction and joy more than they ever expend in inconvenience or effort – what you get back is immeasurable. You’ll also receive these benefits:
- Volunteering makes a difference in the life of a young person.
- Volunteering makes you feel needed.
- Volunteering can lead to learning new skills.
- Volunteering helps you meet new people and breaks down barriers of misunderstanding, mistrust and fear.
- Volunteering can create new contacts which may help your business or career.
- Volunteering makes you proud!
It’s What in the World You Can Do!
You might be thinking, “The little bit that I can do will never help much!” or “What in the world can I do?” If you’ve ever spent ten minutes reading a book to a lonely child, you know that even that small amount of compassion and attention can make a world of difference. No one person can solve the world’s problems, but what little you do can make your little corner of the world – or one far away from yours a happier, healthier, safer place to live for those who need your help. Each of us can right a wrong, fill a plate, read a book, teach a teen – and that does make a difference for us all!