Welcome! We are so excited to get Volunteer Opportunities up and running. Thank you for taking the time to check us out.
We have a passion for volunteering.
The amazing part of our new community is that we’ve already seen how volunteering can transform communities. It truly impacts both those who are helping and those who are being helped. In fact, it can sometimes be surprising to realize how many roles in society are actually filled by volunteers. Some serve in vital roles, like the volunteer firefighters who risk their lives for others in their spare time. Did you know that most search and rescues are made up of community volunteers? And free clinics are usually staffed by volunteer nurses and doctors, who, like firefighters, use their time off to help others.
With these bigger roles that volunteers play, it might be easy to overlook those who do smaller, but just as important roles. If you’ve ever seen people picking up trash on the side of the road, you might be surprised to find out that the majority of those people are volunteers. These helpers work hard to maintain the beauty of roads, parks, and streets, which has a huge impact on the environment and even property values.
Volunteers work with youth every single day, taking time out of their schedules to touch lives of young people, giving them new and brighter opportunities. Coaches work after school hours to keep children active and focused. Tutors spend afternoons and evenings with children who need a little more help. And mentors take time to listen to their young protégés, helping them emotionally and socially.
There are so many other ways volunteers and helpers have touched the lives of those in their communities. We are so excited to be able to provide a platform for you who want to help and you who need help. We hope Volunteer Opportunities doesn’t just connect likeminded individuals, but also creates a brand new virtual community, a support system for those who believe in the generosity of heart