Make a Bigger Impact
We are sure that your organization is already making a difference in our community. Imagine if you could expand your reach to serve more people or help in ways you did not have the capacity before.
Volunteers are a limited resource
We all know that the same 20% of the people do 80% of the work when it comes to volunteers. The same dedicated volunteers pour themselves out, and that is greatly appreciated, but when that volunteer stops serving, it leaves a huge gap that can be crippling for an organization.
Sometimes Volunteers are not a good match
As good-hearted as volunteers can be, sometimes they sign up to help but they did not realize what they were getting into and they might just disappear from the job site, or struggle to help with the needed tasks. This leads to frustration both on the part of the volunteer and the organization. What if volunteers could be matched based on their interests, skills and availability?
Benefits to the Organization
As a result of this match-making process, organizations can connect with people in the broader community whom they might not have crossed paths with. This is an opportunity to maximize limited resources. It’s also a way to increase your volunteer pool. You have a better chance of getting a good match of volunteers who meet the qualifications and needs your are looking for.
Start Getting Your Volunteers Now
Click on the link below and fill out the form to let us know the types of needs that you have to fill with volunteers: is this a one-time event or a need for ongoing support? What skill sets do you prefer with the volunteers? Are there any restrictions? Or give us a call 814-432-4280. We will work with your organization as well as the volunteers to “match” volunteers to meet the need.
For Prospective Volunteers
Make a Difference
If you really want to support your community or your favorite causes, consider signing up as a volunteer. Imagine seeing the smile on a person’s face after you help them, or a sigh of relief after a family who is struggling receives food. The ripple effect of the different that volunteers make cannot be measured.
Volunteers are needed
Without someone to take action, all the money in the world won’t help. A warehouse full of food items isn’t doing anyone any good if there aren’t people distribute it. A season’s worth of donated clothes is just a pile of stuff until someone coordinates with the homeless community.
All charitable efforts need people who are willing to do the work to connect those who need the help. While it’s often helpful to donate items or money, it’s always helpful to give your own time.
Anyone can volunteer
Everyone’s got an hour somewhere in their schedule every now and then to volunteer. In many cases, you don’t even need to have a specific level of education or excel at any particular skill. You just have to show up!
And if you do have a special skill or a unique talent, even better! Put what you excel in and what you are interested in, to use for a good cause.
Personal benefits of volunteering
Volunteering has many benefits. The biggest of these benefits, of course, is the people. Interacting with other people gives you an opportunity to build relationships, learn new things, and become part of a community. Whether you’re looking for a friend or even for a new job, networking through volunteer opportunities can create impactful connections. Many volunteers report a favorable effect on depression, life satisfaction and wellbeing.
How you can help
Click on the link below and fill out the form to let us know your interests, skills, geographical area, and what you have in mind for your volunteer experience, or give us a call 814-432-4280. Some people volunteer at a one-time event while others volunteer regularly so many times a week or month. We will work with you and local organizations to “match” you with several options for volunteering.