“Fundamentally, volunteering is about giving time, energy and skills freely. In return, it satisfies a burning desire to help, to feel genuinely needed and valued”
— The Lake Havasu City, Arizona News Herald
Take a glance at this short article, a great summary of what it means to give time.
“… It happens nearly every waking hour of every day in Havasu. That low hum you hear is volunteers keeping things moving along, filling needs, drying tears, bringing smiles. Volunteers help out regularly, always with cheer and an encouraging word. Cooking and serving meals at the soup kitchen. Driving veterans to medical appointments. Coaching youth sports. Lending brain power to boards of directors. It’s an exhaustive list …”
“… Fundamentally, volunteering is about giving time, energy and skills freely. In return, it satisfies a burning desire to help, to feel genuinely needed and valued. It’s hard to put a price tag on something that gives such a strong sense of achievement …”
Whether it’s helping with a balloon festival or offering to help someone improve their speaking skills, the value of giving time is the same.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona is 1, 154 miles from Portland, Oregon but the value of giving time there is the same as it is here.
Please, give it a chance. Give time.
Offered and gave a thorough evaluation at a Toastmasters to an up and coming professional speaker, right here in Oregon. Perhaps someone in Lake Havasu City, Arizona did the same.