The Black Mountain Board of Aldermen are accepting applications for Advisory Boards & Commissions. The deadline to apply is Friday April 24th, 2020.
Reasons to Volunteer
Learn new skills. You might prepare or review plans or policies, participate in strategic planning, assess opportunities or build a membership drive — things that you don’t do every day.
Teach others. Our boards and commissions are strong because each individual brings a unique mix of talents and skills that they share and transfer to others.
Network. You’ll meet other highly motivated ambitious citizens and staff like yourself and make relationships that last a lifetime.
Build your résumé and gain work experience. Being a volunteer can help make you more attractive to a potential employer. If you are a new professional, then one way to convince your boss that you are ready for a promotion is to tell him or her about the volunteer assignments that you’ve successfully taken on.
Give back. Help people. We can feel deep satisfaction from assisting others. It’s hard to describe but easy to recognize — it happens when you hear someone say, “thank you, you’ve really helped me.”
Help build something bigger than yourself. The potential to make a lasting impact on the town is immeasurable.
Strengthen your health. That’s right — studies have shown that volunteering for about two hours per week can generate measurable health benefits.
Have fun. Volunteering is serious business, for an important cause. However, you can also have fun — there’s laughter and camaraderie even as you are working hard.