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3 Reasons to Volunteer in Florida

Posted by Richard Dimarco Barea on February 18, 2015 at 2:45 PM


Volunteering is a great way to make a difference and connect with others! Informed Families has developed a tight-knit community of hundreds of Prevention Ambassadors in Florida who have served and received the benefits of volunteerism for over 30 years. While everyone volunteers for different reasons, there are three motivations that drive us to lend our time:

  1. Personal Growth
  2. Familial Development
  3. Community Involvement

Your volunteering choices should be based on your desire to impact others, but can also help you grow, improve your connections with family and members of the community.

Personal Growth

Maslow's hierarchy of needs is divided into 5 sections, with Self-Realization at the peak. Individuals who have been successful in satisfying lower level needs (physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem) have the ability to reach a higher level of growth by donating their time and effort for personal growth.

Volunteer for Self Realization

What else can volunteering do for you?

  • Reduce Stress
  • Improve Health
  • Help You Gain Professional Experience
  • Expand Your Network
  • Promote individual growth & self-esteem
  • Teach you a lot about yourself and your community

Sound good? If so, maybe you'd like to consider becoming an Ambassador?

Familial Development

Some people may want to make an impact a little closer to home---literally! Volunteering with your children is an amazing opportunity to share life lessons you have learned, teach core values and help them develop an attitude of gratitude. Our Family Day campaign is a great way for you to bring your clan together around the dinner table to create an environment of honest and open communication - and encourage others in your community to do the same.

Volunteer in Florida for Your Family

 By involving your children in your volunteerism, you can:

  • Increase quality time
  • Build deeper bonds
  • Reinforce values you hold dear
  • Create lasting memories
  • Promote gratitude
  • Keep your kids safe, healthy and drug free 

Community Involvement

The world is becoming smaller everyday. Our decisions and activities impact our closest friends and those far outside our circles. We are all part of a larger eco-sphere and have the responsibility to do our part to help others as members of the world community.

Volunteering in Florida is Cyclical


Getting involved in your community helps:

  • Sustain and strengthen its resources
  • Improve quality of life for citizens
  • Support families
  • Improve schools
  • Support Youth
  • Beautify the Community
  • Build your network

Volunteer in Florida, Volunteer Anywhere!

Volunteering is a personal journey. It benefits all those involved and develops a cycle of perpetual giving and gratitude. Whether you want to donate time, talent or treasure to improve your home, school or community, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to get involved and help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free.

Join Our Ambassador Program

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About Us

We teach people how to say no to drugs and how to make healthy choices. To reduce the demand for drugs, Informed Families has focused its efforts on educating and mobilizing the community, parents and young people in order to change attitudes. In this way we counteract the pressures in society that condone and promote drug and alcohol use and abuse. The organization educates thousands of families annually about how to stay drug and alcohol free through networking and a variety of programs and services .

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