Being a volunteer rocks!
So many cool things happen when you raise your hand to help, with the best being ...you don't have to know anything. No interview, no resume, no rejection letter.
All they ask is that you show up, listen and LEARN. They are experts who want you to be the best, and they have willingly volunteered to make that happen.
No judgement, no mid-year review, just appreciation for your participation.
I volunteered to assemble meals for victims of a horrible flood. Our team of 8 was educated by the "Assembly Professional" in about 2 minutes about how to combine ingredients to create a meal that would serve 10 people. Once were informed of our roles and responsibilities, we were off and running. There was a friendly competition to make more meals than the other team, so we quickly measured and poured each ingredient into a bag, passing it down the line to the next assembly expert. Rice, red and black beans, dried vegetables and seasoning combined to make a hearty meal for 10 when boiled for ten minutes. The last assembly expert sealed the bag, and placed it in a cardboard box.
We were only there for a 1 hour shift, and we made over 100 meals!
Volunteering for that 1 hour taught me many things, including how blessed I am to have a pantry full of food, available 24/7. To learn more about the value of volunteering, go to www.strengthsevangelist.com