Inspired to Volunteer
I’m busy, as we all are. My intentions are always there, to find some way to contribute back to my community. I’ve finally been inspired to schedule time to start volunteering in a small, manageable way. Our company’s new Volunteer Policy pays for 4 hours of volunteer time per month. I’ve used that as an inspiration to go ahead and schedule time to do just that. I just completed my volunteer orientation at the Thurston County Food Bank, where I will be volunteering one morning a month to help package food items.
I am excited to be volunteering for our local United Way’s annual Day of Caring on September 21. I met today with the agency representative where I will be painting, moving furniture and remodeling as part of our company’s participation. I have to say I was very touched when she told me that they would not be able to do this project without our help - that their staffing is so bare bones it would take a very long time to even consider doing the work that we will be doing. It renewed my commitment to contribute something back to the community.
I’m proud to work for a company that actively supports community participation and makes it easier to do so. I’m glad that those same policies nudged me along to make volunteering a part of my regular schedule.