Volunteering Builds Muscles, Connections and Communities
“How wonderful is it that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” —Anne Frank
We all have the power to change the world. Like a single stone dropped into a pond, one small action ripples out to create a much larger impact. If you’re looking for a way to do good, the best place to start is right here in our community.
There are so many worthy causes out there in need of help, but we recommend looking for organizations that align with your interests. If it’s a cause you care about, you’ll be more likely to stick with it and feel fulfilled.
Not sure where to start? Time to harness the power of the internet. Do a Google search for nonprofits or volunteer opportunities right here in Chillicothe.
You can also check out these national nonprofits, or search for their local branches:
- Volunteers of America — Founded more than 125 years ago, VOA is one of the largest providers of affordable housing and skilled nursing care in the U.S. To learn more and find opportunities near you, visit org/volunteer
- Make-A-Wish — This well-known nonprofit grants the wishes of critically ill children, giving hope, courage, and optimism during their difficult journey. From donating to creating your very own fundraiser, there are many ways to get involved. Visit org/get-involved to learn more.
- United Way — This global nonprofit focuses on areas of education, income, and health to create better opportunities and build stronger communities. Visit org/get-involved to view national volunteer opportunities or find a branch near you to support our community directly.
Not only does volunteering improve life for others, but it can make you feel good, too. In fact, volunteering improves mental and emotional health, increases social interactions, provides a sense of purpose, and strengthens relationships, according to Mayo Clinic.
At Horizon, we are dedicated to helping our customers and the communities we serve live happier, more connected lives. To learn more about us or our services, visit Horizonconnects.com.