~~ The Electronic Gazette for Volunteerism
The beginning of a new year is an excellent time to pause and reflect on
your successes and what you want to do differently this year. Dont
miss this opportunity for reflection!
- Book an appointment with yourself
- Close your door or go to the
library where you wont be interrupted.
- Make a list of your proudest
moments and special accomplishments last year.
- Consider why they are special
and what can be replicated again this year.
- Then set some goals for yourself
and your volunteer program for 2003.
- Keep it simple and achievable.
Best wishes for continued success
in this New Year!
I'm currently in a college course and I am giving a speech on how important
it is to volunteer. Can you give me a quote that concurs with this topic
and that I can use? Thanks!
My two favorite volunteerism quotes are:
- "The best
way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
- "You make
a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give."
For more quotes, visit http://www.energizeinc.com.
Click on "Collective Wisdom" (right-hand column) and then on
"Quotes" under the heading "Reflections." You'll find
three long pages of quotes about volunteerism, helping/caring, and community
What do you think are the top ten motivators for youth volunteers? I coordinate
volunteers in a mid-size hospital with two long-term care facilities.
Here are my top 10 motivators for youth volunteers:
- friends (affiliation)
- recognition (achievement)
- new experiences
- get out of the house
- independence (power)
- to make a difference
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Do you have a question?
Now you too can ask an expert!
Connie Pirtle, of Strategic NonProfit-Resources, has 15 years' experience
in working with volunteers.
She has consulted and/or trained for such organizations as the Washington
National Cathedral, Anchorage
Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music America, and the Association for
Send your questions to Connie at
Strategic Nonprofit Resources
2939 Van Ness Street, NW - Suite 1248
Washington, DC 20008
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