#10: Volunteering is physically good for our WTRH volunteers. Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. Volunteering reduces stress and improves your health by strengthening the immune system. Focusing on someone other than yourself breaks your tension-producing patterns. Many of our jobs require good, ‘old-fashioned labor. This output is healthy. Others of our jobs are more mental. This work keeps our volunteers fresh and happy. #9: Volunteers save resources and allow our BOD to do more with the funds we have. Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements. #8: Volunteers gain professional experience. Much like internships, volunteering is a great way to try out a profession to see if you’re called to it and like it before investing undue time in a certain vocational area. #7: Volunteering brings people together. As a volunteer, you assist in uniting people from various backgrounds to work in a common cause toward common goals. This working together builds camaraderie and teamwork. Many of our volunteers have something in common regarding being, or knowing someone in recovery. Because of this common background, our volunteers are instant friends. #6: When you volunteer, your personal growth and self esteem improves. When we understand and participate in community needs, our empathy toward others increases. So does our self-efficacy. #5: Volunteering strengthens Madisonville and the surrounding area. Volunteering for a recovery program like WTRH, improves our citizens, our families, and our community as a whole. #4: You learn a lot. Volunteers learn things like how to run a non-profit organization; how to conduct a community event; how to work with community awareness, and how to have a heart for others in recovery. #3: You get a chance to give back. People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about. #2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility. Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it. #1: You make a difference. Your time is literally valuable. Each hour that you work has a financial value. The time you give us in service is money that we do not have to outlay. Thank you for your time and efforts. You are very important to us.
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