While volunteering makes a difference to those whom we serve, it also has great benefits for those who provide the service. Why volunteer?
Learn Something New - Develop a new skill, discover a hidden talent, add to your knowledge base. We should be lifelong learners. . . learning something new and exciting adds to the enjoyment and quality of our life.
Reflection after doing service is the best way to get the most out of your experience - so check out these resources for reflection.Testimonials
"On Thursday before we left FW Gregory, one of the students came up and asked if we were coming back. That really hit me. By having that 8th grader ask if we were coming back, I knew I had helped change her in some form. I knew we'd done a lot of work around the city, with just a few KSU students and when Dan told us we could come back anytime and know we'd have a place to stay, I knew we'd made a difference."
"Our crew was amazing, six people who do not know each other were working in unison. I found I was able to adapt to my surroundings and work as a team."
"I challenged myself by giving up a week off of school to volunteer. It was a great way to spend my break. It forced me to remember that people here still need help and to respect how they live."
"It is one thing to read about poverty but completely a new experience to "live" it for a week. I have new insights and appreciation of my brothers and sisters who were not given the privileges that I was given. I was changed."