Why do you want to volunteer?

  • I want to make a difference: In 2013 volunteers made an unprecedented difference in South Dakota! Nearly 21.5 million hours were volunteered, and the estimated value of this service is close to $483.5 million.
  • I want to meet new friends: 219,290 South Dakotans, including youth, students, adults and seniors volunteered in 2013. So you’re in good company with 219,289 potential new friends when you volunteer!
  • I want to learn new skills: Volunteering is the perfect way to learn new skills, or even hone the ones you already have. There are many different volunteer opportunities for every kind and every level of skill. What will you learn?
  • I want to grow my career: Volunteering connects you to an incredible network of other professionals who volunteer. You can work side-by-side with a leader in your field or a hiring manager at the company where you’d really like to be. In fact, volunteers have a 27% higher likelihood of finding a job after being out of work than those who don’t volunteer.

Volunteer, Make A Difference – helplinecenter.org


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