Today was LONG! I spent most of the day entering data. In fact, I had to drink a second cup of coffee to stay alert during this "necessary" step. Sometimes it seems as if the actions of the volunteer are not important. I know I am the volunteer's advocate. It is my job to ensure [...]
Wow! Because I know each of these statements to be true.
Because all women have walked to their car in the dark, keys clutched tight in hand, one poking out between two fingers.
Because when I go out to bars or clubs, I have to think about whether what I’m wearing is too suggestive, instead of putting on whatever I please.
Because I feel the need to apologize when I’m not wearing makeup or my hair hasn’t been washed, or when I’m generally looking anything other than flawless.
Because there was nothing I could do about the man who touched me inappropriately in the middle of Gillette Stadium as I waited for my then-boyfriend to come out of the bathroom. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STADIUM.
Because there was also nothing I could do when a man touched me inappropriately in the middle of a crowded street, his arm around his girlfriend. Because retaliating in the way I wanted to…
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Knowing what simple pleasures are! Knowing the value in the small things or recognizing the value in everyone can go very far. I admire the author of this blog because the main character didn’t need saving and wasn’t the idea student but had the idea heart.
A few months ago I returned from Zambia on a volunteer teaching program. I went there to teach kids in the community. But I came back home with the discovery that not only did I teach them, but they taught me. Many of us are so concerned about having the newest car, the latest technology, or the biggest house. In reality, none of these material things really matter. Not in the way that personal connections and relationships with others matter. I knew my last day of teaching at Holiday Club would be a tough one. Tough in the sense that it was sad to leave the kids and the school when I could already see each of them growing and learning more every day.
Today I want to share with you a little bit about a girl named Doreen. She was one of the students in the school I was teaching…
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"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." -Sherry Anderson As a Volunteer Manager I spend a lot of time thinking about this quote. Often times you are challenged with trying to show appreciation to the individuals that make your organization stronger. These are the individuals who do not come to the [...]