I am one of those lucky people you hear about who absolutely loves their job.
I work for a non-profit organization with a mission that I believe in. We have a tremendous force of volunteers who do all the heavy lifting. They inspire me to work harder and smarter, and they are the reason I do what I do.
In a nutshell, my job is to provide support to those volunteers. Did I mention that they inspire me?
Our volunteers have day jobs. They put in 40 or more hours a week earning a living, and then they spend their nights, weekends and holidays working with my organization. They create, raise money, do outreach and recruit other volunteers. For many of them, it is a labor of love. And it shows.
Every day I see the difference that a volunteer can make in the life of another person. Every day I see the difference that volunteering can make on the volunteer. Everybody wins.
This week, give some thought to becoming a volunteer. Even an hour a week can make a big difference to a cause you believe in. Find something you are passionate about. Broaden your horizons and share your skills or your time. You won’t regret it.