vol·un·teer /ˌvälənˈtir/. noun
noun: volunteer; plural noun: volunteers
a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.
To be a volunteer means that you are offering a gift – something that is not required nor an obligation. Most of the time, to volunteer means that you are working side by side with other members. This connects you to other human beings as you are working toward a common goal. When you volunteer, you are making connections. Why is it important? It enriches our yacht club, brings us together as a community, and helps keep the White River Yacht Club afloat and a club we can all be proud of. Not only is volunteering important because it helps to better your club, it also helps to better you as an individual. Volunteering is a free way to feel good about yourself.
The White River Yacht Club is a MEMBER RUN club. Aside from the bar and the kitchen, almost everything else is the responsibility of the club membership. Whether it's beautification of the grounds or some form of maintenance, maybe serving on a committee or using your skill sets for restoration of a deck structure or painting, all tasks are important for a healthy club that we can all feel good about.
And as everyone knows, many hands make for light work. Please figure out how you can participate and volunteer to keep this club a club for which we are all proud to be a member.