President’s Monthly Message

Surprising Benefits of Volunteerism

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer.  However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous.  It can help you reduce stress and find new friends.  One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the guild.  Volunteering allows you to connect more to the guild and your community.  Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expands your network and boosts your social skills.

Some people are naturally outgoing, others are shy and have a hard time meeting new people.   Volunteering helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety.  Working with others can have a profound effect on your psychological well being.  Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system. Researchers have discovered that being helpful to others delivers immense pleasure.  Whatever your age, volunteering can help take your mind off your off your own worries and add more zest to your life.

Volunteering is a fun and easy way to explore your interests and passions. Our guild is made strong by the members volunteering for great opportunities on our committees.  Next month we will pass out the guild survey with all the committees that need help to make our guild strong and sustain our purpose of education and donation.  We need new blood with ideas on how to make our guild grow. I implore you to consider putting your name down for one of the Committees.

Beth Konz, President