Ministry of Empowerment depends on volunteers to share their skills, interests, or talents that will enable us to meet the needs of others.
We are recruiting volunteers who can make a vital contribution to many aspects of community life.
Everyone can volunteer.
All you need is some energy, spare time, and a wish to use these for something worthwhile.
Volunteering increases self-confidence. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity. And the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.
Volunteering provides a sense of purpose. Older adults, especially those who have retired or lost a spouse, can find new meaning and direction in their lives by helping others. Whatever your age or life situation, volunteering can help take your mind off your own worries, keep you mentally stimulated, and add more zest to your life.
I HAVE A DISABILITY. CAN I STILL VOLUNTEER?
People with disabilities or chronic health conditions can still benefit greatly from volunteering. Whether due to a disability, a lack of transportation, or time constraints, many people choose to volunteer their time via phone or computer.
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD YOU VOLUNTEER?
Volunteering doesn’t have to take over your life to be beneficial. In fact, research shows that just two to three hours per week, or about 100 hours a year, can confer the most benefits—to both you and your chosen cause. The important thing is to volunteer only the amount of time that feels comfortable to you. Volunteering should feel like a fun and rewarding hobby, not another chore on your to-do list.
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
There are numerous volunteer opportunities available. The key is to find a position that you would enjoy and are capable of doing. It’s also important to make sure that your commitment matches the Ministry of Empowerment’s needs.
Ask yourself the following:
*Would you like to work with adults, children, animals, or remotely from home?
*Do you prefer to work alone or as part of a team?
*Are you better behind the scenes or do you prefer to take a more visible role?
*How much time are you willing to commit?
*What skills can you bring to a volunteer job?
*What causes are important to you?
*Consider your goals and interests
You will have a richer and more enjoyable volunteering experience if you first take some time to identify your goals and interests. Think about why you want to volunteer. What would you enjoy doing? The opportunities that match both your goals and your interests are most likely to be fun and fulfilling.