Why volunteer with dkp?

Top 10 reason why you should volunteer.

#10: It's good for you.

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

  • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
  • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.

#9: It saves resources.

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.You can test out a career.

#7: It brings people together.

As a volunteer you assist in:

  • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
  • Building camaraderie and teamwork

#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.

Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

As a volunteer you help:

  • Support families (daycare and eldercare)
  • Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
  • Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
  • Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)

#4: You learn a lot.

Volunteers learn things like these:

  • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
  • Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
  • Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

#3: You get a chance to give back.

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

#1: You make a difference.

Every person counts!

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We need people who will devote time and energy towards our projects. To understand the aspects of DeKalb Kids and their needs. Those who will passionately desire to see change within those connected to our organization.

DeKalb Kids Project, Inc.

volunteer director

Kaneica McNeil

Seeking to find any volunteer opportunity which allowed me to work with children, I reached out to DeKalb Kids Project Inc. I was working multiple jobs and felt the need for a more fulfilling and rewarding way to spend my time besides sleeping in on the weekends. My first event was MBK where I served as a volunteer for the teens during the event. It was a great opportunity, I met some wonderful people, took some pictures, and witnessed a life changing event take place within the young men that were present. It was amazing as I watched the outwardly young men transform into sensitive young boys as they revealed their hearts and connected with the speakers. Moments like this add value to life and is what connected me with DeKalb Kids Project Inc.

Serving is apart of who I am and knowing that everything I do comes from the heart is the most rewarding part. I believe that everyone has something unique to offer. The very thing that you have to offer cannot be imitated, duplicated, or given on your behalf. You must arrive, be prepared, and present. Work hard and make it look easy! I’m a GSU alumna, BS in Managerial Science focusing on HR pursuing a career in Human Resources. I love God and serve in nearly every area from dance, Helps, intercession, and Fundraising. I spend my time volunteering with DKP as the Volunteer Director, visiting friends and family, and trying to find the nearest park to relax!