Why Volunteer?

#10: It’s good for you. Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.

Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.


#9: It saves resources. Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.

The estimated value of a volunteer’s time in California is $26.87 per hour based on the Corporation for National & Community Service.

#8: Volunteers gain professional experience. You can test out a career.

#7: It brings people together. As a volunteer you assist in:

Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal

Building camaraderie and teamwork

#6: It promotes personal growth and self-esteem. Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community. As a volunteer you help:

Support families (daycare and eldercare)

Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)

Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)

Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)

#4: You learn a lot.

Volunteers learn things like these:

Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self-worth.

Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.

Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

#3: You get a chance to give back.

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

#1: You make a difference. Every person counts!


Ambassador Program 2019

Tier 1) 30 or more hours of donated time.

Free event tickets and entry

Free tickets to our annual banquet

Ambassador T-shirt

A chance to win Ambassador of the Year

Tier 2) 20 hours per year donated time.

Ambassador T-shirt

Free event tickets and entry

Tier 3) 10 hours per year of donated time.

Free event tickets and entry


Ambassadorship duties come in many forms. If you have a particular talent or interest, we are happy to assign a role that fits you. Whether it is assisting downtown during an event or helping direct tourists in our office; we have a job for you! Student Ambassadors are also encouraged.

Office assignments can be any of the following: Filing paperwork, assisting tourists, creating helpful documents for tourists, organizing front counter, refilling brochure rack, making copies, selling products and more.

Event assignments can be any of the following: Decorating venues, hanging signs, serving alcoholic beverages, lifting heavy items, accountability in accordance to MI law, ticket collection, clean up, packing, loading, customer service, ticket sales, ID verification and more.

Community assignments can be any of the following: Attending meetings in the community on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, assisting with business and community enhancement events, gathering information about businesses in our community, writing for our e-news with possible newspaper publication.



email: info@saintignace.org for more information or sign up.

Information Here! & Applications Here!