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Volunteering

You make a difference

Every person counts!

Volunteering encourages civic responsibility

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

You get a chance to give back

You learn a lot

Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change their view of their self-worth and strengthen their self-esteem

Volunteers gain knowledge of available local resources that can solve community needs.

Volunteering strengthens your community by...

- Supporting families (daycare and eldercare)
- Improving schools (mentoring, tutoring, literacy)
- Supporting youth (mentoring and after-School activity programmes)
- Beautifying the community (beach and park cleanups)

It promotes personal growth and self-esteem

Understanding a community’s needs helps to foster empathy and self-efficacy

It brings people together

Uniting people from diverse backgrounds, building camaraderie and teamwork, to work toward a common goal.

Volunteers gain educational and professional experience

It's good for you… Volunteering

- Provides physical and mental rewards
- Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts and reduces usual tension and stress producing patterns
- Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over your own fate, strengthens you and improves your immune system