With most of us leading super busy lives, the idea of volunteering – giving your time and energy to a cause without financial reward – may seem an impossible task. I mean, how can we fit anything else into our already jam-packed schedules? However, volunteering is important for many reasons and doesn't have to take up too much time. And, in fact, the benefits of volunteering are vast for the volunteer – not just the community, individual or organization receiving their assistance.
Volunteers have become the glue to our organization, even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of the youth and the community we serve and most importantly, Elijah’s Blessings. Volunteering is a two-way street: It can benefit you and your family as much as it helps us. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.
One of the best ways to make new friends and strengthen existing relationships is to commit to a shared activity together. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area. Volunteering also strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with common interests, neighborhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities.
While some people are naturally outgoing, others are shy and have a hard time meeting new people. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills. You are meeting regularly with us, and once you have momentum, it’s easier to branch out and make more friends and contacts. Might I add, volunteering is rewarding. We offer letters of recommendations and references for future employment opportunities. Come join our team! We here at Elijah’s Blessings would love to have you on board.
We seek volunteers through the community, local universities, local businesses and our parental base. We welcome you to come and join our team as we work hand in hand to build our community, one family at a time.