Category Archives for "Giving Back"

July 18, 2017

Four Easy Ways to Find Your Ideal Volunteer Opportunity

Want to volunteer, but not sure where? Let me show you how to find your ideal volunteer opportunity by finding your

“Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” – Unknown.

Volunteers provide almost immeasurable value to not-for-profit organizations (As I wrote about in this post).  However, with the right volunteer opportunity, the experience can be just as valuable for the volunteer!  Today, I’m helping you find the ideal volunteer opportunity for you.

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April 27, 2017

Volunteering is for You Part 3: Solving the “Buts”

In part 3 of this 3-part series on volunteering, I'll provide solutions to some of the common obstacles that prevent people from volunteering. Great for discovering volunteering ideas and opportunities, or even how and why to volunteer!

“Volunteering just isn’t for me because (Your excuse here).”  I’ve heard it so many times.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 62.6 million Americans, or about 24.9 percent of those age 16 and up, volunteered their time for a good cause in fiscal year 2015.  If you weren’t among them, you should be!  Why?  Because volunteering is for you!  In this 3-part series of posts,  I’ll show you why volunteering is important and how it can enrich your life (And the lives of others).  Even if you feel you don’t have the time or expertise to contribute, or if you don’t know where to start!  In the third and final installment of this series, we’ll address some common “buts” that prevent people from volunteering.

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April 20, 2017

Volunteering is for You Part 2: The Benefits of Volunteering

Discover some of the many physical, mental, and social benefits of volunteering. Great for discovering volunteering ideas and opportunities!

“Volunteering just isn’t for me because (Your excuse here).”  I’ve heard it so many times.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 62.6 million Americans, or about 24.9 percent of those age 16 and up, volunteered their time for a good cause in fiscal year 2015.  If you weren’t among them, you should be!  Why?  Because volunteering is for you!  In this 3-part series of posts,  I’ll show you why volunteering is important and how it can enrich your life (And the lives of others).  Even if you feel you don’t have the time or expertise to contribute, or if you don’t know where to start!  This week, you’ll discover some of the many benefits of volunteering.

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April 15, 2017

Volunteering is for You Part 1: The Power of Not-for-Profit Organizations

ShowMe Suburban | Volunteering is for You Part 1: The Power of Not-for-Profits

“Volunteering just isn’t for me because (Your excuse here).” I’ve heard it so many times. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 62.6 million Americans, or about 24.9 percent of those age 16 and up, volunteered their time for a good cause in fiscal year 2015. If you weren’t among them, you should be! Why? Because volunteering is for you! In this 3-part series of posts, I’ll show you why volunteering is important and how it can enrich your life (And the lives of others). Even if you feel you don’t have the time or expertise to contribute, or if you don’t know where to start! Let’s kick this off by looking at where it all goes down: not-for-profit organizations.

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