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The Arizona Republic includes volunteering at Sun Sounds in Top 60 things to Tackle in Your 60s
While volunteering for Sun Sounds of Arizona didn’t make Dave Letterman’s Top 10 list of things to do in retirement… it made The Arizona Republic’s Top 60 Things to Tackle in Your 60s. See article
You don’t have to wait until your 60s to volunteer. If you have a skill and passion for reading or you just want to get involved in helping a worthy community service continue its mission… while you have some fun… then call your nearest Sun Sounds station today.
”Living is the art of loving.
Loving is the art of caring.
Caring is the art of sharing.
Sharing is the art of living.”
-Booker T. Washington
Can volunteering Make a Difference?
- More than 100 million American adults volunteer annually — that's 56% of all adults.
- Volunteers contribute an average of 3.5 hours per week
- 59% of teenagers volunteer an average of 3.5 hours per week — that's 13.3 million volunteers totaling 2.4 billion hours at a total value of $7.7 billion.
The nonprofit sector cannot take the place of government programs, nor can it single — handedly cure the ills and disparities of society. But each of us can make a difference in a small way, in our own sphere, and can find ways to help that will make our efforts worth the time and trouble we invest in them.
Sun Sounds volunteer Bill Davis put it this way, "Volunteering helps the volunteer!" Here are some other reasons:
- Volunteering makes you feel needed.
- Volunteering can lead to learning new skills.
- Volunteering helps you meet new people and creates new understanding of diversity.
- Volunteering can create new contacts which may help your business or career