Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Reasons To Become A Red Cross Volunteer!

 
 
 
 
Thinking of becoming a volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind (*content courtesy of UC San Diego).

#10: It's good for you.

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
  • 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.

#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.

#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.

You can test out a career.

#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

#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.

Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

#4: You learn a lot.

Volunteers learn things like these:
  • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
  • Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

#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.

Every person counts!

Begin making a difference in your community today! Visit www.redcross.org to explore volunteer opportunities.

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Thomas Bell said...

Top Reason to donate blood for someone else instead: This chapter of the ARC harasses the daylights out of you until you donate. Then they wait 4 months and start harassing you again. I am getting calls EVERY SINGLE DAY from these people. Even if I ask them to stop calling me they just say okay and then keep calling. AND they provide no email address or complaint menu for non-employees, i.e. they don't want you contacting them unless you are trying to sign up for something. I'll still donate, but the ARC sure bugs the heck out of me.

Kelly MediCruiser said...

My number 1 reason is to "pay it forward" I thank God for a chance to make a difference in my community.
I am a DAT responder, Caseworker Lead, Blood Drive coordinator, Home Fire Campaign and Pillow case presenter - Volunteer

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