Letter to the Editor: volunteers needed

Dear Editor,

It is that time of year again when the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre is looking for volunteers to take part in our fall training. Many people volunteer in their communities because they want to give back. They choose organizations that have special meaning for them; volunteering is very personal in that regard.

I think what is often overlooked in volunteerism is the individual benefits from the work they do. Often volunteers find a sense of community or belonging when they join organizations. It is a great way for someone new to the community to meet friends and make connections.

Volunteering gets us out of the usual routine of our lives and affords us opportunities to try things we might not otherwise do, particularly in our professional lives.

The presence of volunteer work on a resume is becoming so much more important in today’s job market. Employers want to see real job experience and sometimes it is only possible to get that practical and applicable experience through our volunteer lives.

The Fredericton community is more vibrant and supportive because of the work of volunteers. Let’s see what volunteering can do in return for you. For more information on being involved with the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, please contact Jenn Gorham at 454-0460 or fsaccadmin@nb.aibn.ca

Lisa Fairweather

FSACC Volunteer

STU Student

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