What is a Volunteer?
Volunteer… what is a volunteer?
It is someone who chooses
to act in recognition of a need, with an attitude of social responsibility and without concern for monetary profit. Not everything
done by volunteers is labeled as volunteering. In a school, it might be called service learning, community service or an internship.
In professional society, it may be referred to as pro bono. In the streets, it is called neighbourliness. At church it is
referred to as lay ministry. In a group of peers, it may be self-help and in a protest it would be called activism.
Why do People Volunteer?
have chosen to become involved so they can provide a needed service, solve a problem or advance a worthy cause. Others often
look for personal development. Many volunteer for both altruistic and personal reasons. People make contacts, learn skills,
gain work experience, build self-esteem, improve their health, and sometimes find paying jobs. Some people have turned their
lives around through volunteer work. Volunteers do not work for money; they work for less tangible but equally important forms
of remuneration such as satisfaction, appreciation and the opportunity to build skills. Volunteers are seeking increasingly
meaningful responsibilities and interesting tasks – the community must therefore find ways to meet these needs.
We need the following volunteers at the fair:
- Admission Gates
- Exhibition Hall
- and more...
Laura Haglin for more information at 487-1888. You may also fill in the contact form below and indicate where you would
like to volunteer.