Denton, TX | The Benefits of Volunteering | Health Services of North Texas

Ron and Cheryl Aldridge talk about why they volunteer and the benefits they receive.

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Speaker 1:
The first opportunity I had to volunteer was with the youth group of my church. And my parents had always been active in the church and did a lot of volunteering.

Speaker 2:
I was president of the Girl Scout Council. I volunteered with the Boy Scout district locally. I'm on the board of the DATCU Credit Union. I've been involved in lots of things, helping Denton with the mental health problem. When you can help an agency make a difference in the lives of kids and families, you can't beat that. And I know Health Services of North Texas does that every single day. They save lives. They make a difference. That's why I stayed as long as I did and loved it as much as I did and still do

Speaker 1:
For me, it was going out in the community, doing something for other people. That made me feel good. Then I got the energy to do something else.

Speaker 2:
We both chose the help professions, and that's kind of where our hearts have always been. So it's not a stretch at all to volunteer for other agencies and for other places that are making a difference, because that's what we do. And if you volunteer for another agency that's making a difference in a slightly different way, well, that makes you feel even more whole and you make more of a difference. And that's kind of what it's all about. We want to make a difference in the lives of people.