Thank you for volunteering your time, talent and resources. As in the past during times of significant catastrophe occurrences, we are asking our current employees and past employees whose employer has no formal volunteer program to please join with us. Perhaps, you know that the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and their country. However, volunteer work is important for your health as well. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) says that volunteering improves psychological and physical health. Over the past two decades we have also seen a growing body of research that indicates volunteering provides individual health benefits in addition to social ones. This research, which is presented by CNCS in a report titled “The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research,” has established a strong relationship between volunteering and health: those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.
Some of these findings also indicate that volunteers who devote a “considerable” amount of time to volunteer activities are most likely to exhibit positive health outcomes. In addition, volunteer work is also an important part of your resume. A history of volunteering demonstrates your commitment to the community and a willingness to work for the betterment of others.
If your employer has afforded you with this opportunity to volunteer, please feel free (after checking with the appropriate department) to wear your company logo t-shirt or cap along with khaki pants. Volunteerism is also beneficial to the employer as well. Participation in volunteer programs help companies ingratiate themselves to their customers, who will see — and respect — a business’ efforts to improve the community. It’s something that consumers expect: according to the 2011 “Pulse Survey,” 40% of a company’s reputation is determined by volunteering and corporate social responsibility..
As you know volunteers are not paid - not because what you do is worthless but because it is priceless! For licensed volunteers, like you, we at Continuing Education Resources Inc. , a State Department of Insurance approved education provider we will be providing insurance services. It's difficult to think about losing your home or auto or both due to a natural disaster. There's a lot of confusion when it comes to natural disasters and your insurance But, it's important to understand just what your insurance policy covers and what it doesn't. As a volunteer and disinterested third-party, victims get to consult with a licensed professional who can walk them through the claims process, help them identify necessary to help them expedite their claim and find alternative remedies where insurance does not provide coverage.