Three Reasons to Volunteer in your Community
“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s ‘Theory of Relativity’ to serve. You don’t have to know the Second Theory of Thermal Dynamics in Physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
The benefits to volunteering are tremendous. From gaining increased exposure in your community (thereby building your brand) to providing enhanced opportunities for professional and personal development (thereby building the strength of your team), there is tremendous value in encouraging your employees volunteer. Here are three reasons why you should encourage your team to volunteer (and why you should, too.)
- It allows you to connect with members of your community while establishing professional and personal relationships. The people you meet could become a client, customer, colleague or partner someday.
- It creates a positive image for your firm. Those who routinely make an effort to better their community are always highly respected, and the additional exposure you gain from community involvement helps add credibility to your business.
- It really does make a difference. It may sound cliché, but you CAN make a difference and change people’s lives for the better. Many nonprofit organizations rely on the volunteer time they get from corporations and businesses to support the people they serve.
RPT’s community involvement:
RPT partners Frank, Port and Marcus have always recognized the importance of community involvement, and contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Here’s how we lead by example.
- Frank Radoslovich:
- Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sacramento.
- The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.
- Board member for Aspiranet, a not-for profit family services agency providing foster care, adoption, group care, after-school programs and services to children and families throughout California.
- Member of Vistage, a facilitated peer advisory group that helps CEOs, business owners and senior executives become better leaders, make better decisions and ultimately achieve better results.
- Port Parker:
- Contributes to the local legal community through such groups as the Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court, the Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA) and the Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP) of Sacramento.
- The purpose of the Kennedy Inn of Court is to promote excellence in the legal profession, with special emphasis on ethics, civility and professionalism, achieved through education, mentorship and community outreach.
- The VLSP is a volunteer-based “pro bono” legal aid program that provides free assistance with civil legal matters to low income clients living in the Sacramento region.
- Leading the prospective formation of the inaugural SCBA Professionalism and Ethics Committee.
- Bar Association Professionalism and Ethics Committees focus on the development of model ethics standards for lawyers and judicial conduct.
- Member of the SCBA’s Appellate/Amicus Brief and Building Foundation Committees.
- Marcus Turner:
- Member of the Sacramento County Bar Association
- Members of the SCBA are committed to the legal profession and the community, in an effort to enhance the system of justice, the lawyers who serve it, and the community served by it.
- Involved with the Associated General Contractors, the American Subcontractors Association
- Supportive of the Future Farmers of America, a youth organization based on middle and high school classes that promote and support agricultural education, and 4-H, a youth organization administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture, with the mission of engaging youth to reach their fullest potential.
Passion is at the core of volunteer work. Are you looking to get involved or have your business get involved in the community, but aren’t sure where to start? Here are some resources to help you get the ball rolling.
The values we put into practice at work also extend to our community. When you hire Radoslovich Parker Turner, PC Attorneys, you hire attorneys who are not only good at what they do, but also do good, supporting a variety of worthy local causes.