Why Volunteer

Welcome back.  Did you think of a famous Canadian volunteer?  What about Terry Fox?  Would you consider him a volunteer?

 

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Terry Fox, Marathon of Hope.  (File photo – LFPress Aug. 12/15)

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:

  1.  You care about the cause.
  2. To learn or develop new skills.
  3. To meet new people.
  4. To help others – and help you feel good.

Signing off, all for one and all 4 volunteering.

 

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