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 “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows”
— St. Francis of Assisi

We Get Involved For Many Reasons, Here Are Just A Few

  • We get a sense of bonding and connectedness
  • We want to make a difference
  • It allows us to stop and take time for some of the little things that really matter

  • Self-pride
  • The euphoric feeling it gives us

  • Hopefulness
  • It is our innate nature to give
  • Our faith and personal convictions

  • Generosity
  • Compassion
  • Our empathetic natures

  • Our belief in what can be as opposed to what is
  • For what we get back which is often so much more than we give

  • Our insistence in wanting to witness change and knowing that if we really try and succeed we can often help make good things happen
  • Our determination to see others happy and comfortable
  • Feelings of commonality

  • Because of the values we were raised with
  • And the other outside influences that have helped to mold and shape us into caring individuals
  • An inner willingness to want to pitch in and do what is possible

  • Understanding that one person can turn some situations around if he or she just attempts to do so
  • Because we like to think of ourselves as being dependable and responsible to others

  • Because we are sensitive to the special needs of others
  • Often times we are available to listen and express empathy when others are not

  • We like to be involved when we can and have no issues with lending a hand to someone in need
  • We have a natural desire to want to see things improve for others
  • We know how important our participation can be and what it can mean to people in need

  • Extending ourselves to others helps us to discover a whole other side of who we are
  • Volunteering has a way of enriching our lives in ways we sometimes could never imagine

  • It gives us a chance to support our communities
  • We gain a great sense of accomplishment from our volunteer actions
  • Our volunteerism allows us to come in contact with many like-minded individuals

We care for many reasons but most of all for the inner satisfaction we get from knowing our knowledge and talents are useful, and that we are truly needed.

More Thoughts on This Subject

Why College Students Volunteer

http://www.communityservice.wustl.edu/quotes/

Volunteer Campaign

http://www.bootcampaign.com/

Lend a Hand to Help the Planet

http://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/lend-a-hand-to-help-the-planet-press-release-2-june-2010.html

Be Kind to Human Kind

http://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/lend-a-hand-to-help-the-planet-press-release-2-june-2010.html

20 Reasons to Volunteer From Volunteer Match

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp394249.jsp

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