#10: Volunteering is good for you. Volunteers are happier and healthier than non-volunteers, and live longer.  Experts have shown that focusing on others can reduce stress and that the positive emotions, such as those linked to volunteering, can strengthen the immune system. Volunteering can thus be both physically and psychologically rewarding.

#9: Volunteering saves resources. Communities such as ours rely on volunteers to meet our goals and fulfill our mission when financial resources are limited. The value of a volunteer’s time has been estimated to be over $15/ hour so giving of your time augments our budget in measurable ways.

#8: Volunteers gain professional experience. The skills and experience gained through your volunteer efforts may be useful in your current or future career. Expanding your network by working with other members may lead to new information and opportunities.

#7: Volunteering brings people together. Volunteering is a way to build relationships, to get to know one another and expand your circle of friends and neighbors. There is joy too in working with others toward a common goal and seeing the positive impact of your efforts.

#6: Volunteering promotes personal growth and self-esteem. Volunteering may give you an opportunity to work with diverse people or meet new challenges. You may find a way to approach problems from a different angle or learn more about interpersonal dynamics.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community. Your service helps Temple Sinai provide the wide range of activities, programs, and events for our members as well as maintain an attractive facility for our use.

#4: You learn a lot by volunteering. Volunteers may learn more about themselves and discover hidden talents while working on a committee or a project. You may learn more about other organizations and resources in the Reno community.  You may learn more about the world.

#3: Volunteering gives you a chance to give back. Volunteers enjoy supporting the community they use themselves or that benefit others. Choosing to volunteer gives you a sense of purpose and participation.

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility. You can demonstrate your commitment to investing in Temple Sinai and our expanding membership through your work as a volunteer.

#1: You make a difference.  Every person counts!

So please consider making volunteering at Temple Sinai a part of your life.