Volunteerism: A Dying Breed?

Hello, Hello…Are you out there?

I recently ran across a old friend of mine who took me back in time to the days of neighborhood clean-ups and tutoring youth at Martha’s table. I remember it like it was yesterday: You picked up trash, planted some flowers and by the end of the day, you got a t-shirt and lunch/snack. I miss those days.

Which brings me to the question: Does anyone still volunteer?

Long gone are the days when you rushed to complete mandated community service for graduation or just for the love of the cause, I’m hoping that this is not a dying breed.

What happened to the passion of my generation? Excuse me if I’m speaking out of place but, I don’t see it. Now, I’m down for volunteering anytime of the year…Not just the major holidays. Many centers need help all throughout the year and sometime fall short of the needed help during the year.

I was always taught that you can’t complain without providing solutions. I hope that the first part of this post inspired someone to get up, get out and do something!

Here’s a listing of some national organizations that need YOUR help all year long:

Donations are down for this organization…if you can, GIVE!

Help a child reach their potential. I regularly mentor young women in city on different topics. It is LIFE CHANGER. If you have the time to spare, I recommend joining this organization.

Once regarded as just something to do on Spring Break, Habitat for Humanity is a great organization to work with. Being able to change lives by securing the roof over a family’s head is one that should be held in high-esteem.

These are just a few of the national organizations I have worked with on numerous occasions that I thought you should take a look at.

Ok, go out and volunteer!

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Comments

  1. Hey Keisha, there are still some of us volunteering out there! I am volunteering once a week and encouraging others to join me. You are welcome any time to join! Check out http://www.yearofgiving.org and click on the link on the right side that says Reed’s 2011 Volunteer Schedule!

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