April 21 - April 27 is National Volunteer week. A time to thank all the wonderful people who volunteer their time, services, energy and resources to support causes they believe in. I personally have volunteered with the San Diego Humane Society for close to 7 years and can't begin to tell you what a rewarding and satisfying experience that has been. I also volunteer with PAWS San Diego and have volunteered with SNAP in the past. Giving your time to an organization you believe in regardless of whether it is animal or people-oriented is a wonderful way to make a difference in this world.
You don't have to have any special skills...just a heart filled with love and commitment to something you believe in.
If you have been thinking about volunteering but have been putting it off, I encourage you to step up and be counted. You will find it an incredibly energy-restoring experience to help others in need.
And for those of you who are already involved as volunteers, kudos to you. Keep up the good work. The world needs more wonderful people like you.