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“There is incredible value of being service to others.” –Elizabeth Berg, Author

Nonprofit organizations rely a lot on the support of their volunteers. Many nonprofits have a limited number of employees so there are ideas that would never be thought of and plans that would never be implemented if not for the generosity of gracious volunteers. Volunteering is a wonderful way to support an organization, but did you know there are also benefits to you as a person?Image

  1. Volunteering is good for your body and soul.

There are a number of mental and physical benefits of volunteering such as increasing your self-confidence, combatting depression by keeping you from social isolation and helping you stay physically healthy.

  1. Volunteering keeps you connected.

By volunteering, you are staying connected with the people in the community. Volunteers are considered the glue of the community because it keeps everyone together. By volunteering, you can increase your communication skills and make new friends with others who share your interests.

  1. Volunteering brings fulfillment and fun to your life.

When you volunteer, you can experience interests and passions that you may not find in your day job. It can also act as an escape from your daily responsibilities of school, work or family commitments.

  1. Volunteering may even help you advance your career.

Whether you are looking for a career change or not, volunteering can help put important skills to work. By volunteering, you can practice teamwork, problem solving, organization and task management all of which are very important to any job.

We are always in need of volunteers for our annual Sporting Clays Fundraiser, this year to be held on June 14, 2014, at Milford Hills in Johnson Creek. Our volunteers work the shooting stations, sell raffle tickets and help with registration. We’d love for you to join us!  To get signed up, please contact us at prideoffice@lionspride.org.

There’s one phrase that we never tire of saying, “thank you!” We appreciate your support of the Lions Pride Endowment Fund.