Tuesday, June 13, 2006

What exactly is a volunteer?

My mother sent this article to our family. I thought it was interesting... most of what they consider "volunteering" I don't... for instance, I consider coaching your child's team, or doing a calling in the church, to be "organization maintenance". If you have an interest in seeing something go forward, I don't consider it volunteering. My definition of volunteering is more like making quilts for some group I am not affiliated with, working at a soup kitchen, etc...
Neither is wrong, I suppose, but it is interesting how volunteering can be skewed for helping ourselves.

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