We were thrilled to host a group of volunteers in partnership with iHeartVolunteers this month. Volunteers spent the day digging holes and laying a foundation for a deck at Charles and Yvonne’s home in Saint Paul. Charles and Yvonne love their home, and the work the volunteers completed will help them to be more independent and safe.
What Is iHeartVolunteers?
We are volunteers! It’s what we do, but why? There are a number of reasons, such as, socialization, personal growth, stress reduction, a resume builder or to simply serve. Although we get a lot from volunteering, organizations and the individuals they serve are equally impacted by our service.
Volunteering for Rebuilding Together Twin Cities (RTTC) offers all of the above. The social aspect is covered; working with a team is a great way to bond and network. Personally, you can learn valuable skills that can be applied to everyday life, like installing kitchen appliances. Nothing reduces stress like upgrading a home; there is a lot of satisfaction that comes from repairing a wall or doing landscaping. Volunteerism always boosts the resume, being an RTTC volunteer will let employers know you are a team player that can get things done. To top it all off, RTTC service improves the lives of the people in our communities.
Volunteers are awesome. We realized this one day and set about to make the world a better place, a place where volunteers can meet other volunteers. We started iHeartVolunteers, the dating site for people who volunteer. We know a lot of couples that married after meeting as volunteers, in fact, it is a great place to do so, but it’s not always possible to make those connections on site while volunteering.
Have no fear, iHeartVolunteers is here to help. We want to make meeting other volunteers easy, fun, and charitable. We donate 10% of our profits back to our members’ organizations, and we verify that people have actually volunteered. Bringing great people together is our mission.
Rebuilding Together Twin Cities is an amazing organization, and being an RTTC volunteer is a fulfilling experience. If you are looking to socialize, relieve some stress, or learn new skills RTTC is the place to do it. If you are looking to meet a partner that shares your core volunteer values, check out iHeartVolunteers. Sign up today and join our community of like-minded individuals!
Do good. Together.
Shelly & Chris Zenner, Co-founders, iHeartVolunteers