Giving Back Never Looked So Good: WMYFB Volunteer Team Makes an Impact in Global Volunteer Month.
April is Global Volunteer Month, a time to celebrate and recognize the invaluable contributions of volunteers to organizations like What Makes You Feel Beautiful. At What Makes You Feel Beautiful, our mission is to empower girls and women to cultivate self-love at every age and phase of life through education, mentorship, and resources that help them develop self-love, self-esteem, and confidence. Our organization relies on volunteers to help us achieve this mission, and their contributions are essential to our success.
Here are just a few reasons why volunteers are so important to us:
Volunteers bring unique skills and perspectives to our organization. We are always looking for new ideas and fresh perspectives to help us better serve the girls and women in our community. Volunteers bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and skills to our organization, which helps us to better understand and meet the needs of those we serve.
Volunteers help us to reach more people. With limited resources, it can be challenging for us to reach everyone who could benefit from our programs and resources. Volunteers help us to extend our reach by spreading the word about our organization and connecting us with new supporters and potential beneficiaries.
Volunteers are passionate about our mission. Our volunteers are dedicated to helping girls and women develop self-love, self-esteem, and confidence. Their passion for our mission is contagious, and it inspires us to work harder to achieve our goals.
We love and appreciate our dedicated volunteers, and we are grateful for the time, energy, and talent they bring to our organization. To show our appreciation, we offer our volunteers opportunities to develop new skills, build their resumes, and connect with others who share their passion for our mission. We also make sure that our volunteers feel valued and supported, and we provide them with the resources and guidance they need to be successful in their roles.
In addition to the benefits they bring to our organization, volunteering can also be beneficial to the individuals who volunteer. Here are just a few ways that volunteering can help those who give their time to our organization:
Volunteering can help you develop new skills. Whether you are looking to build your resume, develop new professional skills, or learn more about a particular area of interest, volunteering can provide you with opportunities to develop and practice new skills.
Volunteering can help you make new connections. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and expand your network. You can connect with others who share your interests and passions, and you may even develop new friendships along the way.
Volunteering can boost your self-confidence. When you volunteer, you are making a positive impact on others and on your community. This can be a powerful boost to your self-confidence and sense of self-worth.
Here are some facts about volunteerism:
According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, approximately 77 million Americans volunteered in 2018, hit a record high contributing an estimated 6.9 billion hours of service.
The value of volunteer time is estimated to be $28.54 per hour, according to Independent Sector.
Volunteers are more likely to be employed and have higher household incomes than non-volunteers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Volunteering can have positive effects on mental and physical health, including reducing stress and improving mood, according to the National Institutes of Health.
In conclusion, volunteers are essential to the success of organizations like What Makes You Feel Beautiful. We appreciate and value the contributions of our dedicated volunteers, and we encourage others to consider giving their time and talents to causes they are passionate about. Together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of others and in our communities.