For those that volunteer, connections happen instantly with both the community and people that you meet while volunteering. Volunteering brings like-minded, altruistic people together to support their community. Volunteers report feeling less stressed and having a more positive view of themselves and those around them. What are some of the things you can do to build a connection to your community through volunteering?

  1. Contact your installation Volunteer Coordinator. Your Volunteer Coordinator can tell you the volunteer opportunities.
  2. Volunteer virtually. There are many opportunities to volunteer virtually, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. You may not be physically with others, but the assistance, connection, and joy you bring through volunteering will remain the same.
  3. Volunteering has no limits. It doesn’t matter if you volunteer once a month or once a week, with friends or by yourself. It just matters that you volunteer when you have the time. By volunteering, you will positively impact your mental and physical health and have a positive impact on your community.

Volunteering can be the first step to an amazing connection to the community and the people that surround you. It’s a way to connect with your community again, or for the first time since the pandemic began. To get started, contact your local Volunteer office.