Volunteering benefits us in more ways than one. It’s good for our health, it brings people together, it enhances our self-esteem and it strengthens our communities.
Focusing on someone other than yourself interrupts tension-producing patterns.
Emotions such as optimism, joy and control are created when volunteering. Those positive vibes strengthen a person’s immune system.
Depending on what type of volunteering you are doing, you can get some great physical exercise.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people with similar interests.
Whether it’s a church group, family or organizational group, volunteering strengthens trust. It builds teamwork by uniting the group to work towards a common goal.
Interacting with your peers, people in different age groups, people with a different socioeconomic status, etc. in a group setting helps foster relationship skills.
Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-esteem and life satisfaction. Doing good for others and helping strengthen a community, provides a natural sense of accomplishment.
Communities are revised and revamped when people show that they care about the community they live in by helping others with their practical needs.
Cleaning a yard, painting a fence, planting a garden, etc. helps make the community more appealing and beautiful.
Volunteering in a neighborhood encourages the people living in that neighborhood to reach out and support each other.
Extreme Community Makeover hosts Corporate Volunteer Days and Individual and Group Work Days throughout Spring, Summer and Fall. We are excitedly gearing up for our first Work Day of 2016 on Saturday, April 9. To sign up for this Work Day, click here.
ECM is making a huge impact in Denver, one block at a time. We serve these Denver neighborhoods: Barnum, Elyria, Globville, La Alma/Lincoln Park, Swansea, Villa Park, West Colfax and Westwood.