Monday, January 31, 2005

Volunteer opportunities

I found this wonderful website whose mission is to match potential volunteers with non-profit organizations. Contacted a local organization in need of some office help, and the director promptly got back to me.

Will be going in to meet the staff to explore the volunteer opportunity this Friday.

From those to whom much is given, much shall be required.

I must admit that my track record on giving of myself is absolutely deplorable and hopefully that will change in the coming months. Please feel free to post suggestions and your own experiences.


At February 01, 2005 2:12 PM, Blogger Just Rannin' Around said...

I love to spend my time in the service of others. We have many hospitals in our area that are always looking for people to come in and read to the children or transport patients around. I am looking at spending some time up at the Huntman Cancer Institute here in town. There is also the food banks and Salvation Army that are always looking for hands to help and it always end up being an incredible happy way to spend time. It puts your life situation into perspective quickly and the blessings that are in your own life. I also spend time twice a week doing work in the LDS temples. There are so many opportunities and when we choose not to pass them up, life becomes an increasingly beautiful place.

At February 01, 2005 2:15 PM, Blogger David Cho said...

Absolutely agreed, JRA. I used to make regular trips down to a Mexican orphanage with my church group. It is amazing how by the end of the trip, you feel so fulfilled. In fact, I felt like I got so much more out of the trip than the kids that I was there to help.

At February 01, 2005 6:36 PM, Blogger Stuff said...

To some God has given one talent to others another.

I'm a friend of JRA and just wanted to throw in my advice. Remember your talents and find ways to share them as well. I love to sing and have had many opportunities to go into retirement centers with groups of friends just to bring some light into their lives. God loves and wants us to bless the old and forgotten just as greatly as he does the orphaned child

At February 03, 2005 7:17 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

Dave, I think Stephanie has used this site before. At least, I remember her telling me about it a few years ago. I am helping out with a youth group in Summit, NJ (affluent area) and have been thinking that they should maybe get involved in local missions, in areas such as Newark. I'll have to look on that site to see if I can find anything interesting.


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