Volunteer

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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BENEFITS OF BECOMING A VOLUNTEER FOR ONEMORGAN COUNTY

There are many motivations for becoming a volunteer with OMC. Some may include:
• Share skills and learn new ones
• Get to know the community better
• Explore new opportunities
• Meet new people/ make new friends
• Help someone
• Set an example for youth
• Give back to the community
• Act on your passion

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DEVELOP LIFE SKILLS

Volunteering with OMC through Wayfinders’ Endeavor presents a unique opportunity to develop many new skills. Everyone in a community brings a unique knowledge and skill-set and sharing these is a great way for members of Morgan County to connect, learn, and teach. Morgan County is a special place in that it is full of diversity and many talents. The skills that the community members of Morgan County possess are important to this community. Thus, Wayfinders’ Endeavor works to support the community by connecting and helping people develop life skills in the process. These things not only will help our members to grow personally, but they will also strengthen Morgan County as a whole.

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STRENGTHEN YOUR COMMUNITY

Our sub-programs in Wayfinders’ Endeavor are centered on community engagement: OMC is a resource where people can feel a sense of belonging in the community. OMC’s directive is to begin organizing programs that will strengthen Morgan County, thus the goal is to create a safer and a more tightly knit community as a whole. OMC and our program, Wayfinders’ Endeavor, will work to bring isolated members of the community to core members in order to foster an environment where everyone feels connected and valued. OMC believes that each individual of the community has unique knowledge and skill-set to offer and that by connecting all peoples of Morgan County through Wayfinders’ Endeavor everyone in the community will benefit.

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EARN CSU RECOGNITION

In return of your effort and time spent helping OneMorgan County with its goals, Colorado State University would like to recognize you and award you with a certificate. This recognition for your community building efforts would not only be useful to use in resumes, but it would also be
beneficial to high school students seeking higher education at Colorado State or any other universities.

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HELP MAKE FORT MORGAN A MODEL FOR INTERCULTURALISM

Fort Morgan has already received national attention for its work in interculturalism. There are many more opportunities for Fort Morgan to be recognized as a leading and groundbreaking community in America. As Fort Morgan continues to work on a healthier and stronger community making connections between different ages, genders, ethnicities, and abilities it will be awarded and looked at as a role model for the rest of rural America. This can only be possible however with volunteers, and the volunteers involved will be the ones recognized.

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ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

Past volunteers avow they gained more through the experience of volunteering than they expected. We will work hard so that your experiences with us will be just as fulfilling as past volunteers.

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VOLUNTEER VALUE

Although it is tough to place a monetary value on volunteer work, the Independent Sector.org has calculated the dollar value estimated for an hour of volunteer work. For Colorado, this value is currently $25.68. Your volunteer work saves OneMorgan County thousands and helps to keep our programs up and running. It is important to keep track of your hours so OMC can figure your estimated in-kind contribution throughout your time as a volunteer with us.

VOLUNTEER

For complete details you can review the OneMorgan County Volunteer handbook.