Volunteering can sometimes be viewed as an entirely selfless act, with the assumption that you’re sacrificing your time and resources to help others without any benefit to yourself…
As a volunteer management leader, this past year has probably thrown you for a loop. With a global pandemic keeping people indoors and most in-person group gatherings on pause, engaging and retaining your current volunteer base is more difficult than ever. No longer can you train your volunteers face-to-face or host exciting events that bring your volunteers together.
When participating in a Giving Day, time and resources can be scarce, which can make it challenging for your organization to be successful.
We all know that volunteering is a great way to give back, but what we may take for granted is how it can help develop professional skills. If you are unemployed or looking to change careers, volunteering demonstrates to prospective employers how you’ve filled the gaps between jobs and your dedication to the community.
When people become involved in their communities they take ownership of the problems facing all residents. Community engagement is about people working and learning together, gaining strength from each other and sharing visions and actions that lead to a common goal. Volunteering is a great way to begin your community journey.