Interested in learning about volunteer opportunities in our community?
Like cider and doughnuts?
On Thursday, October 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Burnham Memorial Library, the United Way Volunteer Connection will offer an informational social about volunteering for all ages. They will bring refreshments!
Volunteerism is alive and well in all of our schools. As we’ve discussed before, encouraging students to see that they can make a difference in their community and in the lives of others is important. Volunteerism allows students to gain valuable work experience that enhances resumes and college applications while allowing them to explore their interests and discover new passions. It also helps to develop leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills, all of which are highly relevant in the job market. Real-life applications learned from volunteerism can include—among many others—social work, counseling, government and policy making, fundraising and corporate giving, public relations, and community organizing and activism.
And the volunteer opportunities are not only for students; they are for everyone in the community!
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