Volunteers build communities. Social bonds are formed when we work together and share our stories. Volunteering provides the opportunity to work jointly on programs and projects while achieving mutual goals and objectives.
Close ties between members in the community build social cohesion through trust and mutual respect. These elements mean that volunteering contributes to social capital and stimulates new opportunities within the community. Community involvement is linked to greater wellbeing and happiness.
Volunteering is good for our mental well-being. Research indicates that people who volunteer are happier and more confident. Volunteering offers a sense of belonging and accomplishment. It also builds lasting friendships and relationships. Our volunteers are part of the heart of our community. Their generous time and their dedication is a gift.