Welcome back. Did you think of a famous Canadian volunteer? What about Terry Fox? Would you consider him a volunteer?
Maybe we’d better find a definition for the term. The following definition derives from Energize: a blog created in the U.S. for global volunteers and leaders of volunteers.
Volunteer, noun – from the perspective of the doer: Someone who gives time, effort and talent to a need or cause without profiting monetarily.
Volunteer, noun – from the perspective of the recipient of service: Someone who contributes time, effort and talent to meet a need or further a mission, without going on the payroll.
Okay so why volunteer. Here are a few reasons off the top of my head. Add yours as well before we meet in the next blog:
- You care about the cause.
- To learn or develop new skills.
- To meet new people.
- To help others – and help you feel good.
Signing off, all for one and all 4 volunteering.