Add Volunteering to your New Years Resolutions

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It’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions!  How about volunteering more?  Here are 10 reasons to start volunteering:

  1. It’s beneficial to get involved in your community
  2. Meet new people
  3. Give back to an organization that has helped you personally
  4. That natural sense of accomplishment
  5. May help advance your career
  6. Helping those in need makes you feel good
  7. Provides a sense of purpose
  8. Learn new skills
  9. Gain a whole new perspective
  10. Make a difference

Finding the right volunteer opportunity

  • What type of organization would you like to be involved with? 
  • Are there particular skills you want to use or learn?
  • How much time are you able to commit?

Helpful volunteer websites

If you’re not quite sure where to start there are a number of websites that can help you find local opportunities.

http://www.Volunteermatch.org

http://www.cityofrochester.gov/catergories/topics/volunteerandgivingopportunities/

https://www.communitywishbook.org/

Don’t have time to volunteer?

In place of volunteering you can likely make a monetary donation if you have the resources.  Or the organization may have a wish list of items you can get for them.  Both are wonderful ways to contribute.

Overall, getting involved in a cause you feel strongly about will make you feel good, will help the non-profit, and benefit the community.

Get involved by volunteering at The Arc of Monroe or donate today.