When you give back to your community, you have the opportunity to make an impact on the people around you by helping to further important endeavors such as art, education, and community development. At the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, we serve the Pittsburgh community by providing a place of cultural excellence with world-class art exhibitions, renowned art performances, educational opportunities, and more! We have put together a list of the top reasons you should consider giving back to your community.

Help Strengthen Your Community

Whether you volunteer to clean up your local park or help out at your local food bank, helping you improve the areas where you play, live and work. This can not only enhance your life but the lives of those around you. By improving the environment you live in, your community will become safer, healthier, and stronger.

Make a Positive Impact

While other aspects of your life may be out of your control, you can choose where and how you want to make a difference in your community. If you want to make a lasting difference, choose a cause you feel passionate about and learn more about how you can dedicate your time to making an impact.

Establish Relationships with Other Networks

When you give back to your community, you can use volunteering to meet new people who share similar interests. This can help you meet people in your community, where you can bond over your passion to make an impact, helping you to create lasting friendships and connections that can build your network and strengthen your community.

Gain Access to New Opportunities

By widening your social network through volunteering, you can open new doors for yourself. You may discover a new club or organization in your community, or you may even establish a valuable connection with someone in your community you haven’t had a chance to meet yet. Volunteering could also help you meet a future colleague or job reference that could help you get the job of your dreams!

Enhance Your Resume

Volunteering is also a great way to allow you to try out a new field before you make the career change while also helping you fill any knowledge or employment gaps you may have. Volunteering can also help to enhance your resume for a new job or graduate school program.

Share Your Expertise

Your skills and experience are valuable to your community. Through volunteering, you can put these talents to use for helping others thrive. This can help you sharpen your abilities while sharing your valuable knowledge with community members.

Become an AWAACC Vision Partner Today!

Your visit or donation to the AWAACC helps to provide support to future artists and performers, which in turn helps to create valuable community connection and idea exchanges that work to transform how people think about the world.

By becoming an AWAACC partner and making a tax-deductible donation, you can help change the world locally as well as globally. Your partnership also provides support to the August Wilson African American Cultural Center where community members have the opportunity to openly embrace and experience the celebration of African Diaspora.

To learn more about how you can support the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, please visit our Support page.