CROSS Service values its volunteers

This time of year, when people think about change. It is a challenge to decide where to start. Volunteers are needed in almost every community. Most volunteers choose their position by making it their passion. Others choose a volunteer position to see if it would be a career they would enjoy, yet others choose to volunteer to socialize and commit to their community.

CROSS Services appreciates all of its volunteers and encourages others to volunteer their time at CROSS.
CROSS Services appreciates all of its volunteers and encourages others to volunteer their time at CROSS.

Volunteering is generally considered a generous activity and is intended to promote noble human quality of life. In return, this activity can product a feeling of self-worth and respect. There is no financial gain involved for the individual. Volunteering is known for skill development, socialization, and enjoyment. It is sometimes intended to make contract for possible employment. Countless volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work, such as medicine, education, or emergency rescue. Others serve on as needed basis, such as in response to a natural disaster.

The first step when making a decision to volunteer is knowledge. Volunteering can cultivate the empathy necessary to address social injustices and divisions within communities.

Second step making sure people choose the correct opportunity and ask: What type of work do you enjoy?, What skills do you possess or need to acquire to meet your career objective?, and What organization do you want to work with?

In 2013 CROSS Services made use of over 22,000 hours from their volunteers. CROSS offers countless opportunities for volunteers. One volunteer team reorganized the grocery shopping area, therefore families could choose their own food. Another volunteer team organized clothing area. Yet, another team created a Toy Shop for families to shop for Birthday gifts for their children.  The Girl Scouts stuffed back pack for the ‘back to school’ program.

Make a change in 2014 and volunteer at CROSS Services it’s a place to meet new people and give back to the community.