Volunteering is a Satisfying and Rewarding Endeavor:
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
Quote By Elizabeth Andrew
Take advantage of the many volunteer opportunities in the Quad Cities Area!
What are your interests and passions? Do you find yourself with time to spare and you want to do something meaningful? Is there an opportunity for you that will touch your heart, spirit and soul? Have you thought about or are you currently seeking a volunteer position?
There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in the Quad Cities Area. Volunteering your time may not be your cup of tea, however, if volunteering is an interest of yours and you have the time, skills and abilities required, it can be a very rewarding experience while providing a meaningful sense of purpose in your life. Prescott and the surrounding areas are filled to the brim, and many are overflowing, with volunteer opportunities. Advantages of the time spent as a volunteer include, but are not limited to:
- Making new friends and meeting new people
- Using and honing your own skills while keeping them sharp
- Learning useful information as you better understand the job
- Offering you a wonderful opportunity to give back to your community
- Finding more meaning and purpose in your life
Just about everyone can find that perfect place to volunteer. As you look for that special volunteer opportunity that appeals to you, try:
Volunteer Match: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search. Besides listing many opportunities to volunteer specifically in your location, it allows you to enter your interests, skills, passions, etc. and they will attempt to match you with current volunteer opportunities. Or you can simply Google ‘Volunteer Opportunities in My Area’. There are so many to choose from and so much variety, there is surely one that will interest you. There are even some that are virtual and can be done in the comfort of your own home. The Daily Courier provided their readers with a comprehensive list of the many volunteer opportunities you can check into at this link: https://www.dcourier.com/volunteer/.
Questions to consider before accepting a volunteer position:
- Does the volunteer opportunity interest you enough to spend your time and energy?
- Does your research of the organization show that it aligns with your own beliefs and principles?
- What is the time commitment? Can you easily comply with it? Does your time availability fit the needs of the position?
- Which skills, knowledge and abilities do you bring to the position, do they match with the needs of the job?
- Does volunteering your time create a hardship for you or anyone who depends on you?
- Can you shadow someone who is performing the duties to ensure they are right for you and that you are capable of doing the job yourself?
- What other questions do you need to know prior to making a commitment?
Remember...Volunteers are not paid because they are worthless they are not paid because they are priceless! Quote By Sherry Anderson