VOLUNTEERING WITH SSPA

We are looking for volunteers to help in a variety of ways.  Whether it's helping at an event, chairing a committee, being on the Board of Directors or helping at the office.  Volunteering for your SSPA, your professional association can be rewarding and fun!

Why Volunteer?

People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons, especially wanting to help others. But it's also okay to want some benefits for yourself from volunteering. Instead of considering it as something you do for people, think of it as an exchange or a pay-it-forward plan, knowing that giving your time and talents now will benefit you later. As long as you are truly serving through your volunteer work, isn't it wonderful that such an exchange can occur? In fact, it tends to strengthen your commitment to volunteering when you can see the benefits to both the recipient of your efforts and to yourself. Become a member . . . volunteer!

Top 5 Reasons to Volunteer

Here’s a list of reasons that volunteering is a good thing . . . for YOU!

#5: It promotes personal growth, self esteem and it’s good for you.

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

  • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
  • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.

#4: It brings people together.

  • Units people to work toward a common goal
  • Building camaraderie and teamwork

#3: You learn a lot and gain professional experience
Volunteers learn things like these:

  • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
  • Government: Through working with local non-profits, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
  • Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

#2: You get a chance to give back.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

#1: You make a difference.
Every person counts!

Ways to Volunteer
Whether it is important to you to advance a worthy cause, to develop as a person or to work on and solve an Association problem, volunteering in SSPA offers many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise. Please note: Membership in SSPA is required to volunteer on a committee. Volunteering on committees or at events does not allow for complimentary admission.
 
Committees and ways to volunteer: Administrative Committee, Membership Committee, Legislative Committee, Salon Professional Sessions, Marketing Committee, Fall Event, Education Committee, Help at Events, Help at SSPA office (for more information on the Education Committee please follow the link below 'Educator Resource Directory'.)