Still trying to decide whether to commit to joining a group? No worries, there are plenty of opportunities to serve in the community without becoming a group member — Be a volunteer!

Volunteering is important for several reasons, both for the individual volunteer and for the community as a whole. Here are a few reasons why volunteering is important:

  1. It helps others: Volunteering allows you to give your time, skills, and resources to help others in need. This can make a significant impact in the lives of those who are less fortunate or facing difficult circumstances.
  2. It builds communities: Volunteering can bring people together who may not have otherwise interacted, creating a sense of community and camaraderie. This can help build our community become stronger and more resilient.
  3. It provides personal benefits: Volunteering can provide personal benefits such as a sense of fulfillment, increased self-confidence, and opportunities for personal growth and development.
  4. It can lead to career opportunities: Volunteering can provide you with valuable experience and skills that can help you in your career, especially if you are looking to transition into a new field or gain new skills.
  5. It can have positive societal impacts: Volunteering can contribute to positive societal impacts by addressing social issues and supporting community initiatives.

Overall, volunteering is important because it allows you to contribute to the greater good and make a positive impact in our community and beyond.

Where to Serve

Like to bake? Center of Grace provides two meals a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Bake a batch of cookies and bag them in 3s (it’s the perfect number of cookies). For more information see the Community Dinners section:

Love kids and Christmas? Then helping with the Mayor’s Children’s Fund or Johnson County Christmas Bureau may be just the place for you!

Like to mix it up? Starfish Project offers a variety of weekly volunteer opportunities.

Like to spend time with seniors? Many of the local senior living centers, like Evergreen Community, offer volunteer opportunities.

Are you an animal lover? Then PawsAbilities will be purrfect for you.

Not seeing something that matches your interest or passion? Contact us to help find your perfect place to grow!