Project Pneuma Needs You…

Service! Giving Back! Volunteering!!! Volunteers are such an important part to any organization. You care enough to give of yourself without looking for anything in return, but to be a part of a bigger picture.  Need more incentive to volunteer? Well here are 10 great reasons.

#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.
  • 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.

  • Most nonprofits that are focused on helping our youth are usually not rich and spend a great dealing of out-of-pocket funds to assist children that are not their own.  A wonderful volunteer may want to donate snacks, meals or drinks one day. Another volunteer may want print flyers for events or assist with transportation. Everything little bit helps.

#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 helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

As a volunteer you help:

  • Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
  • Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
  • Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)

#4: You learn a lot.

Volunteers learn things like these:

  • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self-worth.
  • Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our 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 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! So can we count on you?

*All college students will receive letters of thanks and recommendations and all high school students will receive service learning hours.