Volunteer Opportunities

Thinking of becoming a volunteer? Let us help you with a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.

Number 10: It's Good for You

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards.

  • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
  • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.

Number 9: It Saves Resources

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements. The estimated value of a volunteer's time is $15.39 per hour.

Number 8: Volunteers Gain Professional Experience

You can test out a career.

Number 7: It Brings People Together

As a volunteer you assist in:

  • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
  • Building camaraderie and teamwork

Number 6: It Promotes Personal Growth and Self-Esteem

Understanding community needs help foster empathy and self-efficacy.

Number 5: Volunteering Strengthens Your Community

As a volunteer you help:

  • Support families (daycare and eldercare)
  • Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
  • Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
  • Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)

Number 4: You Learn a Lot

Volunteers learn things like these:

  • Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self-worth.
  • Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
  • Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

Number 3: You Get a Chance to Give Back

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or benefit people they care about.

Number 2: Volunteering Encourages Civic Responsibility

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

Number 1: You make a difference

Every person counts!

Become a Volunteer

To become a volunteer, complete an application (PDF), email the Recreation Department, or call 360-442-5400.