Why Prettify your Township?
TO HAVE FUN!
Trying something new. Many people want to do something completely different in their volunteer work than they do in their “regular” job.
Learning about other areas of our community. Often we have our routines of where we go in our community – home, work, regular shopping places, etc. Why not learn about other cultures, their challenges and their joys?
By volunteering, you can go to and learn about people who live in different areas of your community, different cultures, environments, etc.
Personal satisfaction. In most cases the biggest personal benefit is simply feeling good about yourself. Volunteers can go home knowing they have done something important for their community and the people you touch through your involvement.
Developing personal and professional skills such as technical, leadership skills, the sharing business skills such as marketing, costing, strategic planning, facilitation and much needed life skills, with an intent to promote goodness or to improve human quality of life.
A sense of accomplishment. Many people choose to volunteer simply for the pride that comes from completing something such as planting grass for the children to play on; or hearing a child read a story or completes a math problem on their own; or knowing that you have set a child up for success for the rest of their lives through providing lasting foundational early childhood development skills and training and resources.
Recognition and feedback. This doesn’t mean that volunteers are in it “for the glory.” But many times we don’t get feedback or recognition for a job well done in our regular work, so getting it through volunteering is a double bonus – you know you are doing something meaningful and others realize it as well. This inspires pride and confidence and a desire to do even more!
Volunteering may have positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the person or community served.
Employee Volunteering Programs are the key drivers for companies to build brand awareness and affinity, strengthening trust and loyalty among consumers, enhancing corporate image and reputation, improving employee retention, increasing employee productivity and loyalty, and providing an effective vehicle to reach strategic goals.