Do you enjoy planning events, taking photos, editing videos, designing posters, playing guitar, playing video games, fire eating, sword swallowing, or working with spreadsheets?
I don’t mean to knock volunteering in a soup kitchen or swinging a hammer to frame a house, but that’s not the best way for me to use my time. Like BJ I don’t have a ton of time. I’ve got a two-month-old baby boy and a two-year-old daughter. (That’s a lot of diapers!) And I have to be very selfish with my time. Volunteering is an important part of my life, but I only have so much time, so I need to find ways to use my limited time the most effectively.
Each hour we volunteer in the United States equals about $20 in value to the organization. But what if we do that thing that we’re really good at?
I’m a writer. I’m a speaker. The best way I can make a difference is to write and speak. If I can find a way to put these skills to work, my value to an organization should be much more than $20 per hour.
If you’re looking for a way to give back and to make a difference, ask yourself what you love to do and do that.
As we build the Leadership Board, we’re tapping into the abilities of our members. What does that mean? I’m proposing a new slogan…
Leadership Board: Fire Eaters Wanted
Challenge us, challenge yourself to find ways to serve others with your passion. What do you love to do? We really want to know. Join the Leadership Board and tell us.
### Photos by kh1234567890 via flickr