Why Fund Volunteerism?

Welcome Back to #ServiceMatters. I’m Andrea Shiloh, VP of Volunteerism and Civic Service for Interfaith Ministries For Greater Houston at The Vic Samuels Center. Volunteerism requires our time, talent, tenacity, and treasure.  In this post, I’m going to share with you some of my thoughts on how we can answer the question, “Why Fund Volunteerism?” by using our resources to help.  Thank you for taking the time to engage with us!

Why Fund Volunteerism?

Volunteerism is a rewarding way to give back to the community. It not only improves the lives of those in need, but also helps build stronger,  more vibrant communities.  Additionally, Volunteerism provides an invaluable learning and growth experience for those giving their time and can help them to become better community leaders and make a positive impact on their local and global communities. Funding for volunteerism is vital to ensure that these initiatives can get the support and resources they need to have a positive impact.

Volunteering is a great way to get to know your community and make an impact.  Engaging in service projects, such as repainting a school, building a playground, or organizing a food drive, can help to develop stronger relationships within the community.  Becoming a volunteer can lead to increased job opportunities as employers value those employees who demonstrate a commitment to making a difference. With the right support and resources, volunteerism can have a lasting positive impact on our communities and the world.

Volunteering opportunities come in all shapes and sizes. From tutoring or mentoring children to working in a soup kitchen to restoring wildlife habitats, there is something for everyone. Volunteering also allows you to use skills you already have and gain new ones, develop an understanding of social issues and be part of movements for change. When you give your time, you really do get back more than you put in, gaining satisfaction from the meaningful work, building relationships, finding new outlets for creativity and networking. So don’t wait – join a volunteer team and make a difference today! Sign up at Volunteer Houston www.volunteerhouston.org.

Andréa Shiloh is the Vice President of Volunteerism and Civic Service at the Vic Samuels Center for Volunteerism and Civic Service at Interfaith Ministries For Greater Houston. With a background in Commercial Banking, she’s combined her business acumen with her passion for volunteerism. Andréa serves on nonprofit boards for adult literacy, women’s empowerment, marginalized communities, and youth education. In her spare time, she’s a devoted Dog Mom, enjoys arboretum walks, family gatherings, and contemplation. Her guiding poem is “A Splendid Torch” by George Bernard Shaw, reflecting her commitment to purposeful living and passing on a brighter torch to future generations.

Andrea Shiloh, VP Volunteerism and Civic Service, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston