Have you ever considered the value of volunteering? There are numerous benefits to volunteering: development of connections and networking, creates a sense of altruism, helping others is good for body and mind, generates a feeling of fulfillment, advances life skills, builds community, develops relationships, gets you socially active, and perhaps most importantly- it’s FUN!
At Reach Out Speak Out, we are always looking for auxiliary members. We only require 30 hours of volunteering a year, which averages to 2 ½ hours a month. A good portion of that time is spent in our major annual fundraiser, Purple Passion, in October. There are a number of ways to help:
Main fundraiser (Purple Passion) help
Set up/break down for events
Gathering items for silent auction
Sending thank you notes
Praying for families needs
Artistic help for assembling gift baskets
Coordinate small fundraiser
Reaching Out and Speaking Out to your friends about domestic violence
This is far from an exhaustive list but gives a few examples of ways everyone can be involved and help. With so many people in religious settings involved in a DV situation, one of the most needed things is simply being aware and sharing that there is hope and help.
If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in helping with, please contact us!