If you’ve ever volunteered before, you’ve no doubt felt the lasting impacts of your efforts. It makes you happy, for one thing. Yes, doing things to help others is proven to make us feel happy. On the other hand, you’re also making a difference in the world.
At Covey, we’re big on volunteering. From tidying up at our local St. Vincent de Paul to playing with the pups at New PAWSibilities and more, we are passionate about engaging with our community. Volunteering encourages Covey participants to interact, learn skills critical to social development, and demonstrate their unique talents.
Volunteering is a positive experience with full-circle benefits. When you volunteer, you’re making a positive contribution to the community, individuals in need, and yourself, too! Volunteering is shown to:
- Reduce stress
- Provide a sense of purpose
- Combat depression with social connection
- Increase confidence
- Help you stay physically healthy
- Teach you valuable skills
- And so much more
YOU COULD BE THE EXPERT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
Now that our Covey Connects program has taken flight, we are avidly seeking volunteers for both our Adult Day Services and Life Enrichment programs. If you are a subject matter expert interested in teaching one of our Covey Connects programs, please connect with us! Experts with whom we would love to connect include (but certainly not limited to):
- Musicians (or music therapists)
- Outdoorsmen (specifically fishermen)
- Certified yoga instructors
- Artist (or art therapist)
- Avid gamers
- Meditation instructors
- Professional bakers
- Web designers
- Essential oils expert
- Makers of jewelry, soap, candles, etc.
WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
Our volunteers are invited to teach a one-time class up to an entire 4 to 6-week course. All classes can be taught from your home and should involve materials that are affordable and accessible to participants. If you have never taught a class before, no worries! Our staff will help you plan and prep. They will also attend all sessions to help facilitate.
By volunteering to be a Covey Connects instructor, you will greatly impact the lives of individuals who are truly isolated due to disabilities and limited connections. To become a volunteer, please check out our Volunteer Opportunities page.