How volunteering changed me as a person...
If you cannot figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right to your purpose - Bishop T.D. Jakes
There is a voice that is inside of us, that when we listen to it, when we quiet ourselves and just listen, all will be well. That passion to do good for others, that desire to change and uplift those people in vulnerable positions, led to me to the point where I discovered my purpose in this life.
There is someone who is out there who just wants you to listen to his or her story. And the moment you spare a second or a minute to hear them out, you would lessen the burden in their hearts. I have realized that there are some things that we tend to underestimate in life. The power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
As soon as I stepped my foot into the community, doing voluntary work, I knew I was going to love it there. I knew I had finally discovered an opportunity to change a life or two, my life too, finally came into focus. You know if you organize your life around your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger. I chose to spend my life in the service of those who hurt and those who need to be saved. That's a daily routine that has helped me find my purpose
Seeing a happy child, parent or family at the end of the day is what makes VOLUNTEERING worth it. I am motivated to continue VOLUNTEERING as this is incredibly rewarding, to instill this passion in others, coming together as a family.
VOLUNTEERING is an opportunity to go outside your comfort zone and try new things. This has been incredibly helpful to me in my career path. Through VOLUNTEERING, I am humbly reminded of the importance of coming together to help each other through tough times in life. I have also gained new perspectives just from listening and having a conversation with people (with disabilities). You feel good because you are helping others and then others feel good because they are getting help.
I have also met amazing volunteers who I now consider as family. If you believe in the mission of the Organization and the work you are doing, everyone benefits. Every task, no matter how big or how small, makes a huge difference, a true immeasurable impact in someone's life.
Thank you Hope & Salvation Non-Profit. Together we can make this world a better place.
Written by: Cleopas Tomu, Ambassador.