Volunteering should be a positive experience as in giving where one finds satisfaction in his or her own way. It should not be an act of sacrifice or obligation as such it will not last. Volunteering should be self-directed as well as rewarding at the same time.
But with all the pressures from the Coronavirus, inflation, and whatever else that are weighing people down, who has the time or energy to give? You may be thinking. Which is quite understandable. Time is tough. Especially with the holidays coming.
Perhaps, just perhaps, by giving yourself in some way, you find your redemption. It could be forgetting your own trouble for the time being or lending a helping hand to someone truly in need. The experience turns out positive and life affirming. Which we can all use more.
Thanks to the Parkrun US Blog for this inspiration.
Do you volunteer?