As an Active Duty Military Family bringing your family together and volunteering will bring its surprising benefits. Helping others as an Active Duty Military Family will not only help meet the need of those in our communities, but it will also help you and your family tremendously.
With busy lives, everyone here at the NPCC understands that it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, we also know that the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help your family find other families, reach out to the community, learn new skills, or maybe even help to advance an education or a career. Volunteering can also help protect your mental and physical health. Learn more about the many benefits of volunteering together as a family and find tips on getting your family started as volunteer family team.
Let’s take a look at just a few benefits of volunteering as a family team:
Volunteering as a family connects you to others like minded families one of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid family volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together.
Family Volunteering allows your family to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need. And family volunteering is a two-way street: It can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.
Family Volunteering helps you make new family friends and contacts
One of the best ways to meet new families and strengthen existing relationships is to commit to a shared activity together. Family Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area. Volunteering also strengthens your family’s ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with common interests, neighborhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities.
Now, what about the kids in your family well, family volunteering can provide career experience that is right, family volunteering offers the chance to try out a new career without making a long-term commitment. It is also a great way to gain experience in a new field. In some fields, someone in your family can volunteer directly at an organization that does the kind of work you’re interested in. For example, if someone in the family is interested in nursing, they could volunteer at a hospital or a nursing home. Your volunteer work might also expose you to professional organizations or internships that could be of benefit to your career. Family Volunteering can also teach those in your family valuable job skills. Just because family volunteer work is unpaid does not mean the skills your family will learn are basic. Many family volunteering opportunities provide extensive training. For example, members in your family could become experienced crisis counselor while volunteering for a women’s shelter or a knowledgeable art historian while donating your time as a museum docent.
Family Volunteering can also help those in your family build upon skills they already have and use them to benefit the greater community. For instance, if one of your family members holds a successful sales position, they will raise awareness for their favorite cause as a volunteer advocate, while further developing and improving public speaking, communication, and marketing skills.
When it comes to volunteering, passion and a positive attitude are the 2 of the main requirements
While learning new skills can be beneficial to many, it’s not a requirement for a fulfilling volunteer experience. Bear in mind that the most valuable skills you can bring to any volunteer effort are compassion, an open mind, a willingness to do whatever is needed, and a positive attitude.
Finally, NPCC Active Military Family Volunteering increases your family’s social and relationship skills. While some families in general are naturally outgoing, others are shy and have a hard time meeting new people. Family Volunteering gives your family the opportunity to practice and develop their social skills as a family, since your family will be meeting regularly with a group of people with common interests. Once you have momentum, it’s easier to branch out and make more friends and contacts.
It is simple to join start your NPCC Active Duty Military Family Membership: simply complete and submit the Active Duty Military Family Membership Form below and then select either one of the Membership Dues ICONS and submit your Membership Dues. That is it, you and your family are now NPCC Members!
After you have submitted your Membership Form above,
please click on either the Annual or Monthly ICON below.
This will take you to a Membership Dues Payment Page.