Reasons to Volunteer

TOP 10 REASONS TO VOLUNTEER: 

Thinking of becoming a volunteer here in Miramichi? Here’s why you should join our cause.

#10: It’s healthy for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts tension-producing patterns.

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.

#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 backgrounds to work toward a common goal

Building camaraderie and teamwork.

#6: It promotes personal growth and self-esteem.
Understanding community needs can help foster empathy and self-efficacy.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.
As a volunteer you help:

Support families (daycare and eldercare)

Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)

Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)

Beautify the community (park cleanups)

#4: You learn a lot.
Volunteers learn about:

Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change their view of their self-worth.

Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operations of our municipal, provincial and federal government.

Community: 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 those 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!

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