Welcome to National Volunteer Month! You guys should know by now that I don’t need a designated month to discuss the importance of serving our communities but I’ll take any platform that I can get.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in February that over 64 million people volunteered with at least one organization between September 2010 and September 2011. And, of those volunteers, the average person served over 50 hours. You shouldn’t need a calculator to know that’s a whole of of impact being made! If you’ve volunteered in the past year, then you should give yourself a little applause!
I can come up with SEVERAL reasons why I volunteer but I’ll only share my top 3 (for now).
- A wise person once said that “Service is the price that we pay for the space that we occupy.” Agree 1000%.
- I’ve been blessed to be on the receiving end of many generous acts and have witnessed the transformative power of selfless service. I volunteer to pass that feeling on to others.
- It gives me a chance to meet people who I never would have known and do things that I never would had the chance to do.
Since my 53 hour service challenge, I haven’t had the chance to do much volunteer work so it’s time for me to break out another service challenge. I’m going to challenge myself to log 10 hours of service during National Volunteer Week!.
Who is ready to volunteer this month? *raises hand*