This is a sponsored article on behalf of Reward Volunteers. All opinions are my own.
Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to a child’s future. Functional playground equipment to release some energy, new books for the classroom, scholarship opportunities — all of these things, as small as they may seem, can make a huge impact for a child and what they can eventually do for the world.
This is why when our small community of just over six hundred people puts on their one fundraising event of the year, volunteers come out in droves to make it happen. In fact, members of our local chapter of the Lion’s Club International meet every month all year long to organize, plan, and ensure that their yearly event goes off without a hitch.
Volunteering – Making Communities Better
The week before the annual Norwalk Lion’s Club Tractor Pull things really kick into high gear with additional community members pitching in and lending a hand to make sure the event is a great experience for everyone. This 100% volunteer run event is the only fund-raising event of the year and all proceeds go right back to the community to help make it a better place for everyone!
This year we had some major rainfall and flooding which caused a bit of damage to many areas. Some of the parking and camping areas were overrun with debris from the overflowing creek and could not be maintained properly. Volunteers came out to clean the area of trash and debris so it could be mown and restored to a usable condition for the event.
Other volunteers worked on updating electrical, assembling and repairing bleachers, trimming trees, setting up tent areas for paid participants, and so much more.
The best part, though, may be inspiring the newest generation of volunteers to pitch in and make the community better. 🙂
There is so much that goes into an event like this and it could not be done without help from all these volunteers. This year’s event was a success and was enjoyed by all!
Volunteering is rewarding enough in and of itself and it isn’t about getting recognition for what we’ve helped accomplish. However, it is still nice to have a ‘community’ of like-minded individuals and get a little reward for all those hours put in making the world a better place.
This is where Reward Volunteers comes in.
About Reward Volunteers
Reward Volunteers4 is a place where you can record your volunteer hours and keep track of all the good you are putting into the world. By recording those hours, you and your organization can win prizes!
But it’s about more than just the prizes too. You can engage with other like-minded individuals in your community, and even inspire others to start volunteering too!
To learn more about the Reward Volunteers5 program, visit their website HERE. See how easy it is to log hours, find opportunities, inspire others, and you can take a peek at the prizes up for grabs too!