Volunteering - The Happiness Effect
The Donald Tietz Charitable Foundation recognizes our community need for volunteers. In Algona and surrounding towns, there are many charitable organizations that would love your help! If you’re looking to meet new people, interested in charitable causes or want to learn skills to advance your career, volunteering can be a great option. When you volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a true difference in the lives of others, among numerous social, career and personal benefits to you. Contact us or the Algona Chamber of Commerce for help with finding your next volunteer opportunity in our area.
When it comes to volunteering, passion and positivity are the only requirements!
While learning new skills can be beneficial to many, it’s not a requirement for a fulfilling volunteer experience. The most valuable skills you can bring to any volunteer effort are compassion, an open mind, a willingness to do whatever is needed, and a positive attitude.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
with a sense of purpose
You may be able to find your purpose through volunteering and becoming part of something greater than yourself. you would like to feature.
When you do something you feel is worthwhile and valuable for your community, it gives you a sense of accomplishment that may help you feel more fulfilled about your life and any future goals.
Provides a sense of community
Volunteering can help you feel connected to those you are helping in the community.
Brings fun into your life
Many people use volunteering as a way to pursue their hobbies while making a difference.
Helps you meet new friends
Volunteering is a great way to meet new friends as well as strengthen existing connections with friends, family or coworkers.
Can help you
It often feels good to contribute to projects and organizations that mean something to you. These good feelings can help lessen the effects of stress, anger or anxiety in your life.
Increases your social skills
By spending a lot of time working with others and using social skills, like active listening and relationship management, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your future personal and business relationships.
Gets you out
Through volunteer work, you may overcome the personal challenges of leaving your comfort zone and doing something new with people you may not know.