Trying new things can be scary. We know this from experience. At Seniors in Service, we started 2023 with three new initiatives that we’ve never tried before; Geared Up Gatherings, Volunteer Rush, and our Ambassador Program. You’ll read about the success of these exciting new initiatives in the coming pages.
Trying something new requires you to step out of your comfort zone, stretch your learning muscles, and build new relationships. It may not be easy, but it’s worth the effort.
Is volunteering the scary new thing you are thinking about trying? If it is, let me encourage you to jump in with both feet.
Every day, we hear stories from people who want to find a new purpose in life after retirement or another new stage in life. Volunteering is the best place to start. You can try out many new options while building new skills until you find the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you. We offer opportunities to help a child improve reading, offer companionship to a lonely senior, serve meals to those facing hunger or homelessness, offer a struggling Veteran support, and much more!
When you volunteer, it isn’t just good for the community. You’ll benefit too. Research shows that giving back through volunteering can boost your physical and mental well-being, increase social connectedness, and boost your life satisfaction. Volunteering makes us happier.
Go ahead, try something new. We’re here to help you fall in love with volunteering!