Volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others without being motivated by financial or material gain. Volunteering generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life. Volunteering takes many forms and is performed by a wide range of people.
Benefits of volunteeringThere are three major benefits of volunteering:
1. Economic benefits: activities undertaken by volunteers that would otherwise have to be funded by Arc,
so volunteering reduces the burden on an already stringent budget.
2. Social Benefits: volunteering helps to build more cohesive communities, fostering greater trust between citizens
with and without disabilities.
3. Individual Career Benefits / Skill Building: you can meet people and gain work experience through
volunteering, or share your unique skills with others in need.
- Substitute at office for short periods to answer phones, etc.
- Provide transportation for People First Members to events.
- 2-4 hours per month to check in gift cards for Scrip program or entering membership new or renewal information.
- Assist at Special Events with registration or activity.