How volunteering benefits students
Volunteering is often seen through the lens of how volunteers help to improve their communities. Though there’s no denying the valuable role volunteers play in strengthening their communities, it’s worth noting just how much volunteers can benefit from donating their time and effort to worthy causes.
The Power of Pretzels
Sometime after two hours on the tarmac last Saturday, the flight attendants kindly walked up and down the aisle offering a little snack bag containing a mini bottle of water, a small pack of cookies, and, of course, pretzels. Clearly these were meant to be distributed as we were 30,000 feet above Ohio perhaps, partway […]
The "Just a Volunteer" Syndrome
“Just a volunteer…” How often do you hear these words spoken at your organization? The implication that these three words indicate a lack of ability, lack of trust or lack of accountability is worrying. We all know, after all, that volunteer indicates a pay category, not a judgement on capability. So why is the work of volunteers sometimes undervalued, or their level of commitment or skill level underestimated? And it’s not just paid staff who use the term "just a volunteer" – volunteers say…
When was the last time you thought about your values? | CharityVillage
Whether we realize it or not, we all have values that guide us. Your values are what you believe to be important and they determine your priorities and motivate your decisions. They provide us with the very foundation that we stand on and making decisions that are in line with our values often leads to …