National Volunteer Week (April 15 – 21, 2012) is a signature event of the Points of Light Institute, celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve communities across the nation.
Our volunteers are an integral part of our work here. Today, more than 220 volunteers partner with us to achieve our mission. This month, we celebrate the contributions our volunteers bring to Guild Incorporated— enhance the quality of life for our clients, those who help lighten the load for staff, and assist the organization in other ways. Together, their efforts foster hope and encourage recovery for the individuals we serve!
Volunteers add value in many ways…
Our friendship mentor volunteers help individuals beat isolation. Front office volunteers compile mailings, or greet visitors. Students help out with painting projects. Member hours assistants help set up game day and facilitate activities at the CSP.
Volunteers help establish a sense of community spirit and caring for others. By working together, either in one-to-one relationships with clients, or in group settings, our volunteers engage and interact with others fostering growth, encouragement and recovery. A simple outing to have a cup of coffee can lift the spirit of someone who is struggling with isolation and loneliness.
At each Get to Know Guild presentation, we ask our panel, “How do you see volunteers fitting into the work of Guild Incorporated?” The answers are many. Volunteers set an example that each person is a valuable, contributing member of society. Having a friend who is not a service provider can make all the difference in the world to the individuals we serve.
It is my honor to thank each Guild Incorporated volunteer for his or her time, energy and dedication to our mission.
Share your time and talent with us and get the satisfaction of knowing you are helping people with mental illness lead quality lives. Call us today to learn about our volunteer opportunities