We’re always looking for a few good volunteers at SRQ Vets. Volunteering can be a great joy for both the folks you serve as well as for developing a personal sense of self-worth and agency in life. We highly recommend it for many reasons.
Here are some terrific benefits to becoming a volunteer.
Great Benefits to Volunteering
- You develop great relationships.
- You never know who you’ll meet on a volunteer project. This is either one-on-one with a lonely veteran or even working in a team with like-minded people. In today’s pandemic of loneliness, volunteering is a huge antidote to such a severe social problem.
- It’s invigorating for your mind, body, and soul.
- Volunteerism is good for your very essence. Even small acts of kindness and charity can make you feel better. There’s a reason for that. We’re hard-wired to reach out to one another with compassion, and when we do so, our body physically and mentally responds positively.
- We’re not the first ones to mention the link between one’s heart and volunteering. Here’s a good quote that sums it up nicely: “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” -Elisabeth Andrew
- Volunteering can help your professional career.
- It’s not uncommon for the world’s best professionals to credit their volunteer service as a big reason for their success. Many business leaders prove themselves as pillars of their communities by taking time out of their busy week to do some additional volunteer work.
- It’s a way to have fun.
- Volunteering to help veterans is not melancholic and boring. It can be a ton of fun. The men and women we serve have a vast array of life experiences and stories to tell. We promise that this would be a very welcome change of pace if you’re suffering from your own day-to-day monotony.
SRQ Vets serves local veterans in the Sarasota area with any kind of support we can provide. This includes helping those struggling with PTSD, unemployment, disability, educational needs, homelessness, and a lot more. The good news is that you can help and it doesn’t require extensive training or knowledge. Anybody can volunteer or donate to help support local veterans. If you want to learn more about becoming a volunteer, please don’t hesitate to call us at 941-777-8387.