Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. Sherry Anderson, author
April 19-25 is National Volunteer Week in the USA and Canada. Volunteerism has always been an integral part of society. Today, amid an international crisis, we are seeing a resurgence of volunteerism even as we stay safe at home.
Here are just a few priceless acts I’ve witnessed recently: It seems that everyone with a sewing machine is making masks, people are calling friends and strangers to check on their well-being, healthcare workers are voluntarily going to areas in crisis, perfect strangers are finding ways to help the young and elderly celebrate milestone birthdays, teachers are going the extra mile for their stay-at-home students, and food is being distributed on a massive scale to the hungry who have lost their incomes. I could go on and on…let’s celebrate volunteers everywhere!
Affirmation: I honor volunteers.
Coaching questions: How have you found meaning in volunteering? What’s something you can do this week to make a difference in the life of another?