Volunteering In Your Community Print E-mail
Kiwanis Hands America needs volunteerism now more than ever. Social and charitable programs continue to shrink, tax bases are evaporating and public and private funding aren’t at the levels they used to be. Volunteering helps to bridge the gap created by this shortage of resources in your community. Volunteering and civic duty are certainly not new concepts to this country, but could always use a revitalization. Volunteerism is what has made this country great and has helped this great country through hard times.

Why volunteer? The reasons are numerous. It is a great way to give back to your community that played a part in developing the person you are today. It strengthens the community you live in. It helps those that are less fortunate. It is a great was to build relationships, both personal and professional. It is an invaluable substitute for money you may not have to donate. It allows you to gain and foster leadership skills. It can benefit your career by helping you learn different skills, developing current skills, help you to experience other career avenues that you may want to explore, and at the very least, it looks great on a resume.

So please, find an organization or cause that you believe in and join. It starts with one person to make a world of difference.

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy