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Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer

by Clarksville Skilled Nursing | Published June 4, 2014

Thinking of becoming a volunteer?  We are actively looking for volunteers to service the residents in our community.

See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.



#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

#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

Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

#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

Beautify the community (beach and park

#4: You learn a lot.

Volunteers learn things like these:

Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that
may change your view on your self worth.

Government: Through working with local non-profit
agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.

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

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!


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