So Why Should I Volunteer?

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. 

~Erma Bombeck

I love to volunteer. I don’t think I could go a month without volunteering somewhere. I do not volunteer because it makes me look good  or so people will think I am a good person. I do it for myself because it makes ME feel good. I love the feeling I get knowing that I am potentially helping someone. I haven been involved in numerous volunteer activities. In fact, I just participated in one today!

Volunteer activities I have participated in during the past few months:

  1. Setting up a Christmas light display in a park
  2. Working at my local library to sign id’s up for the summer reading program

    English: NORFOLK (Feb. 19, 2009) Sailors sort ...

    English: NORFOLK (Feb. 19, 2009) Sailors sort through food items checking expiration dates while volunteering at The Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. The volunteer project was part of a two-day training conference at Naval Station Norfolk to promote the Navy’s Community Service Program. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maddelin Angebrand/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  3. Stuffing backpacks with school supplies
  4. Packing shoe boxes with essential items for children in need
  5. and this weekend…I will be sorting food at a food pantry.

I think volunteering is such a good activity to be involved in. Not only does it make you feel great and give you something to do, (as if we do not already have jam-packed schedules) but it also helps people in need and give back to our communities who need the unpaid help. When I volunteer, I know that many people are benefiting from what I and other volunteers are helping with.

Volunteering is so much fun too! You meet very kind people who are there to do the same thing as you. You all want to accomplish the same goal.

I am not trying to promote myself as a goody who just LOVES TO HELP EVERYONE.. I mean I do, but I am not trying to promote that. What I am trying to promote, however, is how wonderful the community can benefit as well as you, the volunteer-y.

I wish more people would realize how great volunteering is and would give a little time a week to help someone or an organization. It is such a great, fun, and even exciting thing to do.

Just wanted to tell everyone how much I love volunteering… did you see my excitement?!

Thanks for reading! It means a lot to know you all read. 🙂

Do any of you all have any volunteer activities you participate in? Please comment and let me know, I would be so excited to hear!

Have a splendid weekend!

Beth:)

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