Volunteers aren’t paid. Not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.
Socially, the benefits of volunteering show up quickly and have long-term effects. Social interaction improves mental and physical health, according to Psychology Today. The benefits of consistent socializing include better brain function and lower risk for depression and anxiety. You also improve your immune system.
Another more well-known benefit of volunteering is the impact on the community. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need.
Volunteering also provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge while making a difference for others.
Please complete the form below to begin the volunteer process. An adult (parent or guardian signature is required to be able to volunteer) Also be sure to complete the following required forms:
- Emergency and Authorization Form
- Photo Release Form
- Volunteer Code of Conduct Form
Lastly, volunteers must attend the mandatory Volunteer Training on Saturday, June 19. More information about the training can be found here.