By Susan Williams As our children are moving into the high school years we are encouraging them to seek opportunities to get involved in the community through volunteering. Volunteering provides many benefits for teens. By participating in community service activities teens can meet new people, learn the value of serving others, build life skills,explore potential […]
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For the past 40 years the Helpline Center has been serving the nonprofit community by helping them find the volunteers they need when they need them most. While a lot of things have changed since our beginning, one thing remains the same... we are committed to helping you find just what you need. That way you can focus on what matters most, helping others!
Millennials are one of the most talked about generations. Many nonprofits are searching for ways to involve them with their cause. Want to learn how to involve the younger generations with your cause?
20 Ideas to Celebrate National Family Month By Volunteering with Your Family National Family Month is celebrated from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. National Family Month and the upcoming Father’s Day weekend provide an opportunity for families to share special time together, to develop or renew relationships, and to remind everyone of the importance of family involvement in raising healthy, […]
Youth: Volunteering at an early age teaches responsibility and establishes a strong work ethic and a willingness to serve others. Students: Students gain unmatched real-world experience, are better prepared for a career of service, and may even meet many educational requirements. Adults: 1 in 4 adults volunteered in 2013. From working professionals to stay-at-home parents, […]
“One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” – Gordon Hinckle Here are five surprising benefits of volunteering: http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2015/03/19/5-surprising-benefits-of-volunteering/
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 […]
If you and your organization want to take on the biggest challenges facing humanity you will need an amazing tribe of volunteers. The key word here is amazing. http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellindenmayer/2013/06/03/7-traits-of-amazing-volunteers/
Give Back, Get Back — The Top Five Benefits of Family Volunteering! 1. Volunteering Makes You Happy: Helping Other People Kindles Kindness. 2. The Multiplier Effect: Children who volunteer are more likely to continue with community as adults, and ultimately carry on that tradition with their own family. 3. Improved Health and Well-Being: Volunteering enhances your self-confidence, […]