Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer!

Thinking of becoming a volunteer with Sophie & Madigan’s Playground? See our top ten reasons to help you make up your mind.

 

#10: It’s good for you. Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards! Volunteering with a group of people can help you feel supported, helps reduce stress, and ups happy moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over your own fate.

 

 #9: It saves resources. Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on continuing our mission. The estimated value of your volunteer time here in Maryland is $22.14 per hour! We are 100% volunteer run and can’t do it without our volunteers!

#8: Volunteers gain professional experience. If you are passionate about something volunteering is a great way to give you professional experience in that industry.

 

#7: It brings people together. As strangers come together to work toward a common goal they can’t help but learn more about each other and their background.

#6: It builds personal growth and self esteem. By understanding what your community needs are and how to fill them you develop empathy and self-efficacy.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community! Volunteering with us means you are working with families to strengthen bonds by encouraging them to PLAY LEARN and CREATE together.

#4: You learn a lot. Our volunteers have the opportunity learn about their own strengths and work to make positive changes to their self esteem. They gain valuable knowledge of local resources available to meet community needs, and how to effectively work with local agencies and other non profits to fulfill those needs.

#3: You get a chance to give back. What better way to spend your time than by giving your talents to benefit others.

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility. Giving back to our own communities allows us to see first hand how we can make a difference to the people around us, as a volunteer you learn empathy, and compassion for others.

#1: You make a difference. Your time and efforts have a lasting impact on your community. By helping Sophie and Madigan’s Playground create and implement PLAY LEARN and CREATE programs you are allowing kids and their families participate in a bond building program that couldn’t happen without your help!

If we’ve helped make up your mind and you’re ready to make a difference in your life and in your community go check out all of our upcoming volunteer needs or find a local organization that best meets what you are trying to do for your community! We can not do what we do without amazing volunteers just like you!

 

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