Discover the Benefits of Volunteering
Become a McGregor PACE Volunteer
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Volunteers make a big difference for many organizations in the Cleveland community. At McGregor PACE, our volunteers brighten the days of our participants, give valuable assistance to our staff, and provide immeasurable support to our programming and activities.
What does a volunteer receive in return? The benefits of volunteering include:
- Strengthened confidence and self-worth
Many studies show that altruistic behavior raises your sense of self–worth, particularly for teenage volunteers. But volunteers at any age can strengthen their confidence—and hone their social skills—as they serve others.
- Improved health and well-being
Volunteering can make you feel better: Research shows that volunteering is linked to better health. This study published in the National Library of Medicine found that self-oriented volunteers had a 6.5 percent increase in mental health and a 7.14 percent increase in physical health, among other benefits.
- Professional experience
Our volunteers get to see firsthand how an aging services provider operates on a day-to-day basis and the services we provide for our participants. Research has long shown that skills-based volunteering is valuable for young people in determining their future career path. Even if you do not go into the aging services field, you will gain skills that you can take with you to any potential employer.
- New friends and connections
The colder months can bring feelings of isolation and loneliness. When you add volunteering to your weekly calendar, you can look forward to building new friendships and connections with PACE participants and team members all year long.
If you would like to join the McGregor family as a volunteer, we would love to talk to you about the opportunities that exist to do so. Please reach out to learn more.