Small Gestures Change Lives

What are good qualities in a volunteer?

PASSION: You must have passion for the cause. You need to believe that your volunteering makes a difference and the organization you volunteer for is honest and has integrity. With your passion, you can inspire others to take up your cause.

COMMITMENT: To make a difference, to make a change, you need to be committed to your cause. Generally, if you're passionate about a certain cause, you are committed to do anything that's needs to help the cause.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE: You should volunteer with a joyful spirit that reflects a positive attitude, not just a smile on your face but in the amount of effort and energy you put forth. Whether you are putting together care packages or handing them out in the middle of summer, you need have enthusiasm and drive for what you're doing.

DEPENDABILITY: This is crucial for nonprofit organizations, can they count on you when you agree to volunteer. Your reputation and accountability reflect on your daily life, not just when you are volunteering.

PUNCTUALITY: Be on time, others are counting on you. Don't be one that feels they don't have to be on time because you're not getting paid, then you're volunteering for all the wrong reasons.

Faithful, dependable volunteers are hard to find, but when you find a great volunteer we need to work at letting them know how vital they are to the organization, thank them and make them feel wanted.

WE ALWAYS TRY TO LET OUR VOLUNTEERS KNOW HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE FOR THEIR HELP! TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY! NOT JUST A HANDOUT, BUT INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS THAT WILL GIVE THEM A HAND-UP AND ENABLE THEM TO STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET. NOT EVERYONE WANTS HELP BUT FOR THOSE THAT DO ... THIS CAN BE LIFE-CHANGING! BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OUR COMMUNITY!

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