Friday, June 18, 2010

My LOVE of Volunteering

These questions are from Mel's Blog at Head in the game. Heart in the Sand. 

Head in the Game. Heart in the Sand

1. Have you ever participated in a major volunteer event (Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, etc...)?
2. Do you volunteer locally on your post (or in your city)? Explain.
3. Have you ever done a charity run/walk/ride/etc...?
4. Do you have a charity or other organization that you support regularly with your time, money or in other ways? Share a little about it.
5. Are there any resources or advice for volunteering in your area so other women can get out there and help too?

1. I LOVE volunteering.  I have volunteered for the LiveStrong Challenge in Philadelphia 3 years in a row.  I have often volunteered for various events for the USO.  When I lived in DC, I volunteered weekly at the USO lounge at the Reagan National Airport.  I have volunteered for Planned Parenthood (because I'm passionate about Reproductive health).
2. I do volunteer wherever I go.  It's a great opportunity to meet other people who are interested in helping their community and it's super inspiring.
3. I just completed my FIRST 5k and raised money for it (Run for the Warriors)!  But I have also volunteered 3 consecutive years for the Philadelphia LiveStrong Challenge which raises funds for education, awareness and research around cancer.
4. I give with my time. I don't make enough to donate, really.
5. Every non profit that I have volunteered for has been grateful that I have reached out to them.  You can go with a friend, go and help do administrative tasks (pick up phones, file paper work, etc) or you can participate at an event (USO has a beer truck at their summer concerts where volunteers pour beers for attendees).  It's an amazing way to meet people and find people with common interests! Super helpful if you're new to an area. Or if you want new friends... just saying.


  1. Thanks for entering! This is great advice and it sounds like you are well-versed in it. Thank you!

  2. That's great! I need to do my volunteer work but unfortunately work and school keep me pretty busy.

  3. thanks for stopping by my blog: )
    I saw your post about your wedding ring--I had the same problem with mine! MIne is a 3 stone and so it was really hard to find bands to fit but I got 2 curved ones like yours and I love them : ) i'm sure you will too! Have a great weekend!

  4. I love volunteering...its a good way to give back to other people and the society.

    Musings Of An Army Wife


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