April is National Volunteer Month and there is no better time to discuss the importance of getting involved in your community.
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) recently listed 10 benefits to volunteering HERE. In that spirit, here is each of our team members’ top takeaways from their personal community involvement.
“Not only is getting involved with your community the right thing to do, but it’s a two-way street: Volunteering can benefit you and your career as much as the cause you choose to help. Serving on a board or committee for an organization you care about is an excellent way to meet like-minded people who may be able to help you solve a problem or identify a new work opportunity someday.”
Sarah: Alaska Chamber, PRSA Alaska chapter, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School
“Being responsible for things and people greater than myself has developed me into someone that people can look up to. Serving in leadership roles within non-profit organizations has taught me how to prioritize my time and how to carry myself in stressful and professional situations.”
Cassi: American Cancer Society Associate Board of Ambassadors – Alaska, Anchorage Hockey Association, Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce, USA Hockey
“Giving back to those around me was something instilled in me at a young age and remains a prominent part of core beliefs today. Being able to engage with my community through freely contributing my time and treasure allows me to see first-hand the positive impact an individual can have on society.”
Tony: Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s Alaska Young Professionals, Alaska Travel Industry Association’s Anchorage Chapter, Alaska State Society, PragerU’s PragerFORCE, American Conservation Coalition
“Volunteering and being a part of something larger than yourself is one of the most heartwarming and satisfying things a person can do. You get the chance to step back and see the important things happening in your community. I choose to volunteer not only to support pressing issues, but to connect with like-minded individuals.”
Gabby: PRSSA, American Legion