Newsletter Article - February 2007
There are a variety of motivations other than altruism that encourage people to volunteer.
For example, young people of high school age see merit in the learning experiences gained by volunteering. For others who are no longer in school, volunteering is a way to assume civic responsibilities and establish networks of people interested in common goals and ambitions. The relationships forged as a volunteer often become enduring social and business friendships.
The Cape Cod Center for Sustainability has incorporated a database into its website where you can submit information about your volunteer interests as well as the type of opportunities and organizations you may be interested either to assist.
In addition to individuals, we welcome all nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations based on Cape Cod to participate and make use of our database. We are developing these services with the assistance of Snap2Help, a Mashpee based technology company. We are interested to establish this database for two reasons: First, we want to supplement the efforts of the nonprofit sector generally by helping it find individuals interested to volunteer; and Second, we see it as an effective means by which we can understand the concerns people have as they undertake to sustain Cape Cod.