I came across an article that covered the many benefits to local charities and businesses receive from volunteers, by allowing them to stay open and providing social and intellectual capital.
There are many benefits to the volunteers.
One can gain new job skills, you're able to network, build up confidence and even utilize your current job skills! Many potential employers look highly upon unemployed applicants that volunteer.
Looking for volunteering opportunites? Think about your interest and what type of skills you might want to utilize. Then start by inquiring with their local church, schools, food banks, hospitals and animal shelters.
Mark this date on your calendars! National Family Volunteer Day is November 28th!
Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada
Susan G Komen for the Cure Southern Nevada
Volunteer.gov ~ volunteer opportinites at National Parks and Cultural Centers