Volunteer
Thinking of becoming a volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.

#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.

  • The estimated value of a volunteer's time is $15.39 per hour.

#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 to help you be all that you can be.
  • 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!

 

BBB Ambassador Program 

With the support of more than 2,600 accredited businesses, BBB Serving Central East Texas is proud to serve the needs of the diverse business community in Central East Texas. Maintaining strong relationships with our investors and fostering a welcoming environment where they can make lasting business connections are key to retaining these valued members. 

Become a Volunteer Arbitrator or Mediator

Arbitration is a professional activity requiring excellent written, verbal, listening, fact-finding and logical reasoning skills. Attorneys or individuals with prior arbitration experience in another forum are eligible to serve as BBB arbitrators upon completion of BBB training.

If you are a trained mediator and would like to volunteer, please contact Linda Bailey at (903) 581-5704 ext 100.