The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation
The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation enriches our community by building support and raising money to enhance the Library's programs and services.
When you join us, you'll:
- Encourage over 43,000 kids to keep their love for reading alive thanks to our hugely successful Summer of Reading program
- Assist nearly 14,900 parents and their children with English language, citizenship and literacy programs
- Help many grateful adults connect to the world with expert technology assistance
- Put thousands of new books, CDs and DVDs on the shelves every year
Cinco Reasons to Do Good this Summer
Posted on 05/04/2015
Cinco de Mayo is a celebratory holiday, but it’s also getting close to summer. If you haven’t started thinking about summer volunteering, now is the time to plan. Volunteering is an essential part of improving our community. On the fence about donating your time as a volunteer? Here are five reasons to start volunteering today:
It’s good for you—Not only does volunteering reduce stress, it also promotes optimistic emotions and strengthens the immune system. You’ll also discover hidden talents, and volunteering encourages healthy self-esteem.
Strengthen the community—Volunteering impacts every part of the community. Volunteers support families, improve schools, support youth programs and keeps the community clean.
Gain professional experience—Test the waters of a particular career path by volunteering. If you’re interested in being a teacher, then try youth mentoring. This is especially useful for college students who need to choose a path of study.
Meet new people—Volunteering brings people together and promotes camaraderie. You’re more likely to meet and befriend people from unique and diverse backgrounds; all who are working towards a united goal.
Make a difference—Every time you volunteer, you’re helping the world become a better place. No matter which nonprofit organization you volunteer for, every volunteering effort counts in helping your community.