Volunteer…It’s Good for You!

Think about the moments in your life when you volunteered your time and resources to an important effort or cause. How did it make you feel? The hustle and bustle of everyday life can sometimes get in the way of our philanthropic efforts. At times, we may forget how rewarding it can be to reach out and make a difference in someone’s life. Volunteering is proven to be an extremely beneficial activity, no matter what the person’s age.

Find meaning and purpose by sharing what you’ve learned with others. Experience improved health and well-being by giving back to your community. Make new friends and improve your mind as you engage yourself in new social settings. You can even learn new skills as you volunteer. It’s never too late to develop a new hobby or skill. Volunteering is a way to open the door to new learning opportunities that you may not have previously considered.

Want to volunteer for NSC? There a wide variety of volunteer tasks needed to be done throughout the Center. From volunteering at the meal time cash register to the reception desk or gift shoppe, there is always a spot for new people.

Currently in special need are volunteers for Meeting of Minds. While NSC is in the process of renovating a larger space for the early memory loss program, we are actively seeking new volunteers. By the start of September, the program will be operating three days a week to serve 25 individuals. In order to keep up the momentum and offer the program to our clients five days a week, we will need even more volunteers!

This rewarding program allows for one on one interaction, assisting participants with activities, facilitating small group activities, and helping to create a relaxing environment. Volunteers are needed from 9:45 am to 2:15pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We ask that you commit at least four hours a week and attend on-site training before you start.

Ultimately you must know that by being a volunteer, you can make a powerful difference. Regardless of the situation, you can always have a positive influence on someone’s life. Often times, the difference that you make in someone else’s life will make an even bigger difference in yours.

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