Volunteer With AWDA
As our country climbs out of difficult economic times, what can you do to contribute to your community while seeking employment? The Atlanta community bands together in extreme times and our valuable volunteers are the backbone of this effort. “Volunteers are a necessity right now, The enthusiastic and indomitable spirit of AWDA volunteers is an essential aspect of the AWDA’s success and it continues a long tradition of AWDA activism" states Deborah Lum, AWDA Executive Director.
AWDA volunteers are individuals who reach out beyond the confines of their paid employment and of their normal responsibilities to contribute time and service to our not-for-profit cause in the belief that their activity is beneficial to others as well as satisfying to themselves.
Whether it is important to you to solve a community problem, advance our worthy cause or to develop as a person, volunteering with AWDA offers many advantages for the gift of your time and expertise.
Benefits to the AWDA Volunteer
- Learn or develop new skills
- Develop and interact with a new social network - both personal and professional
- Improve your health – people who volunteer on a regular basis are proven to less likely suffer from heart disease, less likely suffer from depression, visit the doctor/hospital less often, and live over a year longer than non-volunteers
- Be a part of the Atlanta community and help make it a better place to live, work, and play
- Students who volunteer receive higher grades and are less likely to drop out or get in trouble than students who don’t volunteer
- Explore new interests and hobbies
- Generate a sense of achievement
- Build your resume and boost career options
- 73% of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without
- 94% of employees who volunteered to learn new skills benefited by getting their first job, improving their salary, or being promoted
- Setting a good example for your children – kids with parents that volunteer are 80-90% more likely to volunteer as adults than children without volunteering parents.
But mostly…..IT FEELS GOOD!
Last updated: 6/23/2014 10:59:35 AM