Why is Volunteering important?
Why is Volunteering important?
Volunteering provides many benefits to both mental and physical health. Volunteering helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety. The social contact aspect of helping and working with others can have a profound effect on your overall psychological well-being. When you look at the reasons why volunteering is important, it’s not only about the impacts we can make in the lives of those less fortunate but the role it can play in making us more tolerant individuals and giving towards our community. If you are interested in being a tutor/mentor for elementary age kids or to learn more about Volunteering contact us today at [email protected].
- Gain confidence. Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
- Make a difference. Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
- Meet people. Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
- Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
- Learn new skills. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.
- Take on a challenge. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.
- Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.
Volunteer today to be tutor and mentor to an at-risk elementary age child
With your help our objective is to strengthen children’s literacy, math skills and support their success during the school year and prevent summer learning loss.
How to Volunteer? The first step is to complete the application. Upon completion of your application you will receive a link to complete a self-pay background check. All applications are screened once the background check is completed.
Our goal is to give every homeless or at-risk child in Silicon Valley the opportunity and support to successfully complete elementary school at or above grade level by offering FREE tutoring and mentorship programs. Our program focusses on students in 1-3 grades. Third grade has been identified as important to reading literacy because it is the final year children are learning to read, after which students are “reading to learn.” If they are not proficient readers when they begin fourth grade, as much as half of the curriculum they will be taught will be incomprehensible.
A national study released shows that students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma than proficient readers.
Why is it important that students can read fluently by the end of third grade?
Third grade has been identified as important to reading literacy because it is the final year children are learning to read, after which students are “reading to learn.” If they are not proficient readers when they begin fourth grade, as much as half of the curriculum they will be taught will be incomprehensible.
Our strategy is basic, but powerful: Meet the basic needs of homeless family first, then ensure their children get support in completing elementary school. Deepening poverty is directly linked with rising levels of homelessness and food insecurity/hunger for many Americans and children are particularly affected by these conditions.
What you will do:
Learn Now – Empowering Children Through Education: Muindi Foundation’s goal is to strengthen at-risk children’s reading, writing and math competencies, support their success during the school year, prevent summer learning loss, and provide basic need support services to them and their families. By providing free tutoring programs, students learn to acquire a motivated and positive mindset. Our objective is to empower homeless and at-risk families and children in low-income communities to thrive and change the trajectory of their lives through educational success. Volunteer Now
I want to Help – Our Work is Made Possible by Our Community Partners and Volunteers. During this unprecedented time, Care for Our Homeless Community Continues and the needs in our community are greater than ever. THANK YOU FOR GIVING GENEROUSLY. Muindi Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax identification number is 83-1601484.
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