There are a variety of ways to volunteer with RCS
If you are looking to gift the community with your time, perhaps consider volunteering with RCS through our community kitchen, clothing & food warehouse, events, administrative operations, or fundraising efforts. We have many individuals whom also gift us with their talents in areas of education, skilled trades, or provide services they may specialize in. We welcome youth involvement as well!
If you are in need of immediate volunteer hours, we can help! Just give us a ring- Approval on a case by case basis.
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career.
Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. It can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help those in need and improve your health and happiness.
Take a look at this helpful article from Western Connecticut State University here. This information discusses the benefits of volunteering in ones community. At RCS, we have a variety of volunteer options for all ages, skills, qualifications, and disabilities.