Volunteer Service can be anything from acts of kindness towards individuals to community beautification.
I will endeavor to encourage others to serve by periodically reporting my experiences to the 5th Bridge website.
You can also use our Printable Pledge Card to take the pledge.
Because we want to celebrate and encourage volunteerism in our community, everyone who takes the Utter Joy pledge will be listed on our website and may be listed (name only) in other related materials. Reporting of volunteer experiences may be done anonymously.
Who should take the pledge?
Any and all members of the Northfield community.
What am I committing to when I take the pledge?
You are making a personal commitment to volunteer at least five (5) hours per month doing any kind of volunteer service that brings you joy.
When do I volunteer my five hours?
Anytime during the month that is convenient for you. You could decide to do some gardening at the Middle School on a weekend afternoon with friends or family. Or, you could decide to deliver senior meals through the hospital's "Meals on Wheels" program four or five times a month over your lunch hour. You are in charge! Our role will be to encourage you and inform you of new volunteer ideas and opportunities.
Where do I have to volunteer?
Anywhere you want to volunteer. You can volunteer through an institution like a school, hospital, church or non-profit organization, or you can do activities on your own or with friends. Your volunteer service can be done in Northfield, another town where you work or live, or anywhere else in the world.
Why should I take the pledge?
If you, like many people in Northfield, already volunteer five (5) hours or more, we are not asking you to do more volunteer work. By pledging, you are essentially standing up to be counted, helping us to quantify volunteerism in Northfield. You would also be publicly stating that you think volunteerism is important and will serve as a role model for others. If you don't currently volunteer on a regular basis then making a personal commitment to volunteer is a natural first step to developing the habit!