When I was a kid we moved from one side of town to another. Not a long distance, but close enough to a city bus stop so that my mom's commute to work would be much easier. Still, it seemed like a major move to a 7 year old. To help us get used to the idea, every time our travels took us past our soon-to-be new neighborhood, Mom would say "See? If we lived there we would already be home."
The same thing applies to joining us at SHARE Charlotte. If the words "join" or "sign up" sound like a process or a chore...trust me, it's not. The distance between you and full access to SHARE's growing Collection of Good is literally a few keystrokes.
GUEST POST: Need some inspiration? Our friends at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte shared this post with us about their "Big of the Year" Keith Anderson. If you're interested in making a difference like Keith has, BBBSGC is always looking for more volunteers. It only takes a few hours a week to make a difference in the life of a child!
Volunteering in Charlotte? Here are three steps to make sure it's a perfect fit:
1. Find your passion. You've heard it before - but it's true. You're going to invest time into this gig, so it needs to be something you really believe in.
2. Consider the time you have available. Once you know "who" you want to help (kids, animals, etc.), decide how much time you have to give. No matter if it's a lot or a little, there's an organization out there that will be thrilled to have you on board.
Lost your Mojo? We know where to find him, along with tons of hands-on science experiments for kids, schools and families. Where's SHARE? Watch the video above and then visit our Non-Profit of The Week to find out.
It's a sunshine-filled morning in May and I'm in a conference room with some highly committed, energized volunteer managers from local non-profits. We're getting their thoughts and suggestions about some of the changes coming with SHARE 2.0.
On my left is Lynn Miller with Eagle Rock Camp, a small non-profit serving veterans. Her volunteer needs are relatively small but highly specific. To my right is Henry Justice with Blumenthal Performing Arts. They have over 500 volunteers serving in a wide range of roles.
We have so much great news to share from our nonprofit partners about their amazing work. But, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you have stories you'd like to tell and we'll make you a guest blogger!!