Benefits of Volunteering

January 23, 2019

Pick Me… Volunteering and Its Benefits

We all know that snowmobile trails don’t just happen. It takes resources and many volunteer hours to maintain 12,000 kilometers of snowmobile trails in the areas of signing, grooming, equipment maintenance, shelter upkeep, etc. Why volunteer? People volunteer for many different reasons. For some, it’s to help others and give back to the community and club. For others, it is to build self-confidence, gain personal growth and learn new skills. We know for some it’s important to get outside during winter and enjoy all that Manitoba has to offer. Giving of your time lends you a sense of well-being and connectedness to others and certainly fights boredom. It allows one to share their talents, abilities and experiences while at the same time learning new skills from others. And don’t forget volunteers can have fun and enjoy themselves by making new friends. We should ensure that volunteers feel needed, useful and appreciated.