Fair to match volunteers with opportunities

What’s your color? The American Red Cross Wiesbaden will be offering individuals insights into their personalities and helping them identify volunteer opportunities based on the Four Lenses personality assessment that uses the colors blue, green, gold and orange.

People who are looking for ways to serve and give back to the community will be able to determine their “color,” learn about Red Cross volunteer opportunities that best match their skills, interests and personality, complete the volunteer intake form, talk to current volunteers and learn about Red Cross programs, said Tai Prohaska, ARC Wiesbaden community volunteer leader.

File photo by Linda LaBonte Britt/U.S. Air Force
Air Force Master Sgts. Jordan Wudstrack and Ryan Francois, volunteers, help unload donations during an annual Turkey Drop at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Nov. 13, 2018. Volunteering has been shown to have a positive impact on people’s mental and physical health.

Those interested in enhancing their personal and professional life are invited to attend the Red Cross volunteer fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Exchange on Hainerberg. Anyone with access to Hainerberg may attend.
Information will be available for active duty, especially those who expect to transition this year, single Soldiers, people with full-time jobs and people who are looking for ways to maintain and increase their skills as they seek employment, Prohaska said.

Besides the potential career benefits, volunteering helps people make strong social connections, she said, which can have a positive impact on mental and physical health.

“This time of year, people are really reflecting on their New Year’s resolutions, on how they can improve themselves,” she said. “Top resolutions usually have to do with personal growth and improving health, and volunteering is a great way to achieve those goals.”