Ten Amazing Reasons to Go Volunteer This Summer

HandsOn Twin Cities recently launched our 2013 Summer Volunteer Guide. Check it out here! Grab the guide, take a look at our favorite reasons to volunteer and get out there. Be the change, volunteer!

  1. Get outside. Spend time in the fresh air, soaking up vitamin D and exploring nature. Volunteering has been shown to reduce stress, give you hope and boost your immune system.
  2. Be a part of a community of volunteers. The Twin Cities metropolitan area is consistently ranked top in the nation for percentage of citizens that volunteer. Be a part of our legacy.
  3. Get relevant experience. Volunteering is a great way to gain relevant experience for college applications, internships and jobs.
  4. Make it a family experience! Bring your family or friends along and volunteer as a group. Volunteering alongside others is an easy opportunity to meet new people or strengthen existing relationships.
  5. Learn new things! Discover your hidden talents, learn a new skill. Volunteering is a great way to try something you’ve never done before.
  6. Strengthen your community. As a volunteer you help support families, improve schools, support youth and beautify the community. Your service and volunteerism are an investment in your community and the people who live in it.
  7. Bring people together. Volunteerism unites people of different, diverse backgrounds to work towards a common goal. Be a part of something bigger!
  8. Save resources! Volunteering provides valuable community services so funds can be spent on other things. Bring your own special skill set and creativity to your service and you WILL make a difference.
  9. Have fun! Love what you do and do what you love. Be positive, smile, laugh. Through your service, you are inspiring change.
  10. Make the world a better place. Make a difference in someone’s life as you meet real community needs.

Find the summer guide here and volunteer on!

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