Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer
Thinking of becoming a volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.
#10: It's good for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
- Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
- Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.
#9: It saves resources.
Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
- The estimated value of a volunteer's time is $15.39 per hour.
#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.
You can test out a career.
#7: It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist in:
- Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
- Building camaraderie and teamwork
#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.
Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.
As a volunteer you help:
- Support families (daycare and eldercare)
- Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
- Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
- Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)
#4: You learn a lot.
Volunteers learn things like these:
- Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
- Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
- Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
#3: You get a chance to give back.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.
Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
#1: You make a difference.
Every person counts! List Provided by UCSD
Fund Overview The Cops Fighting Cancer Fund (the Fund) provides one-time assistance to cancer patients and their families in crisis. A situation is considered a crisis on a case-by-case basis, but it is generally a single, unexpected, and unfortunate circumstance an individual is experiencing at a given point in their life. It is the hope of Cops Fighting Cancer (CFC) that through the Fund, we are able to support individuals facing difficult times in an immediate, personal and direct manner. The ultimate goal of the assistance is to help the person/family regain or remain self-sufficient. In the best of circumstances, it is hoped that CFC Fund’s support would be a supplement and support to assist an overall and larger effort that is already being provided by a social service/medical agency or faith-based organization within the community. Monetary support is only one piece of the help people need in a time of crisis. We encourage all requests for assistance to seek out all resources within their community simultaneous to submitting a request to the Fund.Confidentiality of Gift Giving Cops Fighting Cancer gifts are by design a program that is intended to be out of public awareness whenever possible and appropriate. Cops Fighting Cancer conducts much of this type of emergency support anonymously and it is the intent of CFC to maintain the same degree of anonymity with its awards. While CFC is in the public eye in its efforts to raise awareness and resources, the privacy and dignity of all grant requests and awards will be protected unless and until other arrangements warrant a more public posture. Therefore, the existence of the Fund is generally kept between CFC, our Referral Agency Partners, and the individual recipients of CFC support.