Volunteering: Does a Body Good!

Especially during the holiday season, we have tons of opportunities to help you get involved!  Hundreds of volunteers come together to make Christmas a little brighter for families who need extra support.  No matter your interests or availability, we have a job that is right for you!

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The Kroc Effect


Being a volunteer makes life seem brighter. Over the course of my life, I have volunteered in several different capacities. Some of my favorite jobs included being a classroom aid for kindergarteners, serving at church fish fries, and chaperoning youth group and scouting lock-ins. Being a volunteer made me feel like I was really making a difference in someone’s life. It didn’t matter that I wasn’t getting a pay check. In fact, it was almost better that I wasn’t being paid. Even though I have dedicated my life to a helping profession, there are days when I serve out of a sense of obligation instead of altruism. But when I volunteer, I feel better.  And it’s not just all in my head.

In fact, studies have shown that individuals who volunteer on a regular basis are healthier.  The Corporation for National & Community Service confirms that “those who volunteer have lower…

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