Anyone who wants to share in the joy of helping the underprivileged in our communities may ask to volunteer. There is nothing more satisfying than volunteer work. The reward in volunteerism comes in knowing that you have touched the lives of others, especially when it could be one of the most critical points in their lives. Compassion for others and hard work are two essential ingredients that make up a great volunteer.
There are two essential ingredients that make a great volunteer — an attitude to learn and experience new things and a willingness to share one’s experiences and knowledge. Volunteering gives you a lot in return. It is all about the joy of making a difference on the one side, while receiving immense value on the other from the experience of volunteering, meeting people and learning something new every day.
The first and foremost quality of volunteering is the willingness to give of your time and effort in return of nothing. For most people to arrive in their lives to this point, some could be teenage, some could be in their mid twenties or thirties, some could be mid forties or fifties, and many could be there after their retirement from their regular job. Many could pass on without ever arriving at this point in their lives. Don’t miss yours.
When a person receives help from other volunteers, initially one may not notice that he/she is taking fruits of someone else’s time and effort into his/her account. After acknowledging this a few times, one starts realizing that those volunteering are having joy in giving of themselves for others. They too want to experience such joy of giving of themselves to others. Once they taste such joy of giving, they will be volunteers for ever, irrespective of place, time and situation. Their heart will pulsate to give themselves out for others. We have lots of volunteers serving others in the family of United Food Force. We welcome you to become a volunteer and start enjoying the life for it’s contagious.
There are so many areas to volunteer at United Food Force.
Although the spirit in itself remains the same, there are many types of volunteering — volunteering for societal causes, skill-based volunteering and corporate volunteering — that are gaining momentum
United Food Force has been a wonderful help, distributing the food and essential items. I am fortunate to help over 20 families by collecting the food and several items from United Food Force weekly and distribute the items to the less fortunate people in the community. Many of the people who receive the donations are unemployed family members, children being supported by relatives, family members living with friends temporarily as guests, extended families facing crisis, students, etc.
I’m extremely busy with my office work and taking care of my family every day. Still, as a volunteer, I find ways to spend about 10 to 12 hours a week in volunteering to collect the food and essential items from United Food Force every week to take care of an ethnic group with more than 20 families trying to make their living in Georgia with all kinds of strife in having two meals a day properly. I can’t express my joy in words. It is all worth my time.
Here’s a huge thank you to UFF for all ya’ll do …I am able to share with so many people with some of the items that I receive each week . See ya’ll next week.