Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thankful Thursday

It goes without saying, but we want to say it anyways... we LOVE our volunteers! Our foundation is volunteer-driven and we have been extremely fortunate to have a strong, dedicated, and motivated team of individuals who volunteer their time, talent, and passion to Global Hydranencephaly Foundation.

Some are motivated by altruistic values. 
Some seek social justice. 
Others see service as a way to enable a democratic political system.

Whatever your reason, we believe volunteering can transform you and the world around you.

We are always welcoming individuals interested in dedicating volunteer hours to help us on our mission. If you are interested, please contact me at: 

Just some ideas of ways you can help:

~purchasing awareness merchandise; the funds help with our finances while displaying whatever item you choose helps spread the word about hydranencephaly and our foundation
~asking local sources of information in your communities if they are willing to share our foundation brochures in their offices; either on a bulletin board, resource display, or simply lying on the counter at check-in
~donating the product of your talent or hobby to either help our families or help us raise funds to meet our goals
~manning fundraisers in your own community; participating in local disability resource fairs
~simply sharing our web site, facebook page, twitter account, or YouTube channel with your own family & friends
~volunteering participation on one of our committees: we currently have active committees in Family Support, Marketing, and Research/Media
~...and those are just a few ideas

Not sure you want to volunteer?

Part of being a great volunteer is loving what you're doing. Find something that you're passionate about or something that inspires you, and then find a need in your community. There are dozens of reasons why you should volunteer - you just need to find the one that feels right.

20 Great Reasons to Volunteer

Help others
Make a difference
Find purpose
Enjoy a meaningful conversation
Connect with your community
Feel involved
Contribute to a cause that you care about
Use your skills in a productive way
Develop new skills
Meet new people
Explore new areas of interest
Meet good people
Impress your mom
Impress yourself
Expand your horizons
Get out of the house
Make new friends
Strengthen your resume
Feel better about yourself
**your own personal reason here**

And to those who have volunteered, whether it be just a few minutes or countless hours/days, we are so grateful to have you along on our journey. 

Photo courtesy of Bee Spoke

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