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Volunteering Has Unseen Benefits, Too

We know that volunteering is important to local communities, providing energy and ideas to help make events like Tulip Time or Nationals successful year after year but a lot of the benefits to volunteering aren’t so easily seen. Cheri Doane, Director of the Community Based Learning program at Central says integrating volunteering into curriculum is a good way to learn, by showing students how different parts of the community are connected. Kathy Krafka-Harkema, spokesperson for Pella Corporation says for a community to reach its potential, it must be a great place to live and volunteering is a way to give something back for the betterment of the community, the individual and the organizations involved.