Why Volunteer?

Have you ever thought about volunteering your time? Have you have had thoughts cross your mind that made you ask why, what’s in it for me? What good could I possibly do?  You want me to do a job and not get paid for it?  These thoughts have all crossed our minds at one point in time and it doesn’t make you a selfish person.  Volunteering is not for everyone, but for those who think about volunteering, let me give you a few perks that might just interest you in becoming a volunteer. 

 

Volunteering can be very rewarding in many aspects in life and increase your self-esteem and self worth.  Are you currently a student?  Are you aware that you are 65 percent more likely to be accepted to the college you have dreamed about your entire life if you have volunteer time?  Are you aware that some degrees require volunteer time and you actually get college credit for your time?  It’s true and you will learn so much more by getting out and participating with the people who have devoted their lives to a great cause. 

 

Are you currently a job seeker?  Bolster your resume with volunteer time.  In this modern age, the majority of jobs are applied to online. No more driving around town, picking up countless applications, spending hours and hours writing the same information over and over.  With the saved time, why not get out and join a volunteer team or two?  The more experience you have on your resume, the more time employers will spend considering YOU for the position you’re applying for.  While volunteering you are certain to meet new and exciting people. The people you meet just might be the person you need to start new networks to get your foot in the door to your new career.  The new people you meet, just might be a person with vast creditability who can serve as a reference to attest for your work ethic, selflessness, and willingness to work and become an asset to future employers. Maybe, just maybe, you are looking to work for an organization that provides opportunities for volunteering. What better way to show you are worthy of employment than volunteering and proving that you are the right person for the job.  Just a quick did you know…… in a study provided by Indeed.com that 1 in 5 employers are more likely to hire a person who has volunteer time.  That is a 20 percent increase in your chances to get the job you’ve been waiting for. 

 

Last and of course not least, you have the opportunity to give to your community and help those who need help the most.  The feeling you will have, knowing that you are making a difference in someone’s life is indescribable and is a feeling you’ll never know until you experience it. 

 

Opportunities

 

Shelter

  • Day person to answer the phone
  • Weekend person to help with transportation of donations only and phone
  • Assist with women and children's programs
  • General building and yard maintenance
  • Childcare for group second Tuesday of each month 5-8 pm

 

Office

  • Tuesday night group, 5:30- 6:30 pm interns only
  • clerical work during office hours
  • Assisting with fundraising and events
  • General building and yard maintenance

 

Fundraising

  • Events as they are planned

 

Community Events

  • Fairs, festivals and other events as planned

 

Resale Shop (Atlanta)

  • Open Monday - Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sorting donations
  • Working on sales floor
  • Donation pick-ups
  • General building and yard maintenance

 

Hotline - Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

  • All training provided!
  • No counseling involved.
  • Staffing hotline calls
  • Hospital accompaniment

 

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