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
#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!