Be the change…

It is time we Americans help be the change we voted for with Obama. He said he could not do it alone. It is time we help him. It is time we help ourselves and each other. Your time is precious. My time is precious. We can still give an hour or two a week. You can find local volunteering opportunities here.  Or maybe it is time to really give our time and to get back something far greater than we can imagine by committing to a year or two of full time service in programs like AmeriCorps or PeaceCorps. Long-term service commitments have financial compensation as well, not much but enough, particularly for students. (They even offer scholarships!) But mostly, it will offer you a new lifeview. It will change your life forever.

Or start researching what is needed in your community and figure out how you can help fill that need. Nothing is impossible with motivation and imagination.

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
    Albert Schweitzer

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3 Responses to “Be the change…”

  1. Terence Says:

    This is awesome!

    I actually have not really done any volunteer work, I have to trust that I can get something done while leaving my little one somewhere. The older he gets the more comfortable I feel. I will have to look in the SA areas for opportunities.

  2. Meg Says:

    You can find family friendly volunteer work to do where you can bring your little one. =) There are so many different kinds of volunteering opportunities. Once he starts school you can volunteer at his school in or out of his classroom for an hour or two a week or whatever. Sometimes, some employers will allow you to volunteer at local schools and still pay you. And they will encourage others employees to do the same. And if they don’t now, why not encourage them to start up a program! It will be good for the company’s reputation in that community and for the schools!

  3. Terence Says:

    We are talking San Antonio…I will try though.

    I am already going to be helping out a friend who has a son that has aspergers, I will be teaching him basic life skills – I guess he has been a bit sheltered =)

    However, that is not volunteer work, I will get paid for that.

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