Valuable reasons to volunteer in your community
You don’t need a superpower to be someone’s hero. All you need is a willingness to make your community stronger by serving others. Millions of caring individuals like you support worthy causes throughout the world by volunteering their time. If you’d like to give your time, but you aren’t quite sure how to get started, consider checking out the volunteer opportunities at Regional Medical Center of San Jose. We’ll match you to a position that aligns with your interests and abilities.
You’ll make a real difference in the lives of others
The most compelling reason to volunteer in your community is to help others. An enduring sense of altruism is what makes humanity unique. Dedicated volunteers fulfill important roles, such as the following:
- Serving as a mentor to at-risk youth
- Preparing healthy meals for disabled seniors
- Facilitating adult literacy
- Staffing domestic violence and homeless shelters
There is a never-ending need for volunteers in every community across the country. Many people step up and become volunteers simply because they feel morally obligated to help others. Other volunteers decide to serve their communities because they had previously been recipients of volunteer services, and now they feel that it’s their turn to repay the community.
You’ll be able to pursue your passions
The opportunities for volunteering are virtually endless. Wherever your passions lie, you’re sure to find a position that aligns with them. Volunteer positions are available in these areas:
- Senior care
- Animal welfare
- Children and youth
- Social justice
- Political activism
- Cultural heritage preservation
- Physical fitness/coaching
- Veteran support
These are just a few of the many possibilities. Even if you don’t find a local opportunity that interests you, you could start your own. Quilters and knitters can donate the fruits of their labor to nursing homes, for instance.
You’ll support your socio-emotional health
Volunteering is good for the soul. In fact, there’s evidence that volunteering later in life can help seniors reduce their risk of depression, disability and social isolation .
Regional Medical Center of San Jose would like to thank our many volunteers who work tirelessly to bring cheer to our patients and visitors. The entire team at our hospital in San Jose is committed to improving quality of life and giving new hope to our patients. Call (888) 762-8881 to speak with a registered nurse at our state-of-the-art hospital.