“Too often we under-estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
— Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia
Most not-for-profit community agencies rely heavily on their volunteers to be able to provide comprehensive services to the client base they serve. Victim Support Services 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.
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.