The volunteers keep communities strong, inspire and raise new generations of volunteers; supports volunteer led organizations, groups, and projects. If you can imagine it, it might exist! Modern volunteering appeals to almost any hobby, interest or skill – from fashion stylist to acting as a board member, there’s always something for everyone. Volunteers do not get paid, but there is always a return on your volunteering investment. People volunteer for all types of reasons – to give back, to learn, to make friends, or to add something new to their resume or share a skill with others.
Benefits of Volunteering:
DID YOU KNOW? VOLUNTEERING KEEPS YOU HEALTHY!!
One of the better known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Its a two way street that can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network and boost your social skills. The ICCA always acknowledges its volunteers in many ways and it’s certainly a bonus to add to your list of achievements on your resume.
Many people who have volunteered in the past have expressed how the experience increased ones self confidence, self esteem and general life satisfaction. A sense of accomplishment and staying physically healthy are likely the contributing factors in achieving a positive view of life and future goals.
Volunteering combats depression by negating any social isolation. Volunteering helps one keep in regular contact with others and helps develop a solid support system which in turn helps stress and depression during challenging times.
Types of Volunteers
Becoming a volunteer can be very rewarding and a pleasant experience and has a great impact on the community.
There are many types of positions that you can help with:
- Food Kiosk Worker
- Beverage Stall Worker
- Ticket Counter Operator
- Tent/Booth Assistant
- Youth/senior interaction
- Health activities coordinator
If you are interested in any of the above positions or need to find out more, please click on the link to contact Gurmeet Singh (Volunteer Coordinator)