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.