Personal gain while giving back

As most of you probably know, most not-for-profit community agencies rely heavily on their volunteers to be able to provide comprehensive services to the client base they serve.  FNFVCV is no exception to that.  Our agency is able to meet the needs of so many victims of crime because of the amazing volunteers who help every single day in a variety of ways.

Benefits to volunteering include but are not limited to:  learning or developing a new skill, being more connected to the community you live in, a sense of achievement, boosting your career options, providing new experiences, and finally showing your employer, family and friends that you have a good work-life balance.

A survey of 200 employers, through Reed Executive, showed that 73% of employers would recruit an applicant with volunteering experience over one without and 94% of employers believe that volunteering can add to skills and create more opportunities for advancement.

At FNFVCV we utilize volunteers in a variety of ways.  Our volunteers help on the crisis line, with administrative work in the office, in fundraising efforts, sitting in court with victims and families, at client events and a host of other ways.  We provide 30 hours of intensive training to our volunteers before they begin their time with us.  Interested?  Our next volunteer training begins February 11, 2013 and goes through February 14th, 2013.  If you are interested email juliethomas@fnfvcv.org or call 800.346.7555 to get more information and an application packet.

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”