Get out and volunteer this year

If you're looking to start something new in 2013, volunteering may be the answer for you.

If you’re looking to start something new in 2013, volunteering may be the answer for you. With an endless amount of volunteer options available in Vernon, there is something for everyone. It seems that many people shy away from volunteer work as it’s portrayed as a time-consuming task in which there are few benefits to be offered, however, the benefits that one may gain through volunteering are outstanding.

Delivering your own personal time and effort without any form of wage or payment offers a sense of achievement and a feeling of appreciation. Many organizations require a very small amount of time from their dedicated volunteers, as they understand that everyone is busy with day-to-day life. As a result, more and more individuals should be able to engage in volunteer work. There are an abundant variety of different positions available as the majority of the organizations surrounding our community hold a diverse set of exciting volunteer opportunities.

Through volunteering, new relationships are formed, new opportunities are presented, and the feeling of community involvement is evident. In addition to some excellent personal advantages that are gained through volunteering, these experiences are also beneficial in that they aid toward future career choices. With many employers looking at volunteer experience as an essential aspect aimed toward hiring decisions, volunteering is a great incentive for today’s youth!

Volunteers are the backbone of our community. If you haven’t done so already, become a part of something great and get out to volunteer.

Kyle Camalush