25 Feb 2014 13:37 | Anonymous

OWIT is always looking for volunteers, this isn’t new, but our Executive Vice President Derwyn Cafferkey has come up with five reasons that volunteering is good for you! Have a read and see if she can convince you to become an OWIT volunteer.


OWIT Lake Geneva needs volunteers!

We all lead very busy lives with work, family and friends and as such volunteering is often the last thing on our mind, but before you skip over this part of the newsletter I would like to give you an insight into what volunteering can offer!


1. Volunteering connects you to others - being a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, boost your social skills and make new friends and contacts.


2. Volunteering is good for your mind and body – It can boost your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction, by helping others and learning something new yourself. It can provide a natural sense of accomplishment – and the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.


3. Volunteering can advance your career - volunteering can help you get experience in your area of interest and meet people in the field. It gives you the opportunity to practice important skills used in the workplace, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, task management, and organization.


4. Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life - Volunteering is a fun and easy way to explore your interests and passions and can be an energizing escape from your day-to-day routine of work or family commitments. It can also give you renewed creativity and motivation that can carry over into your personal and professional life.


5. Volunteering helps you focus on your goals and interests - You will have a richer and more enjoyable volunteering experience if you take some time to identify your goals and interests. Think about why you want to volunteer and what you would enjoy doing.  Volunteer opportunities that match your goals and your interests will be more fun and when things are fun, the achievements are even better.


Over to you!

At OWIT Lake Geneva we have a number of roles that volunteers can do – it can take as little or as much of your time as you want.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering please contact Derwyn Cafferkey e-vicepresident@owit-lakegeneva.org.




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