Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Random Acts of Kindness (Volunteering)
Working without pay is to volunteer.
Volunteer is one who gives up there time willingly to do something. I try to volunteer when I can and when I can take my kids I try to include them as well.
One evening I took my daughter to assist with Compassion alongside me. Compassion is an organization that allows you to sponsor a child in another country. Supporting them through various parts of their life. Donations could be for food, medical, school and more.
We helped with The Compassion Experience. This event is a mobile experience traveling around the world. At these events you get the opportunity to walk into Uganda or Philippines. You get a glimpse of poverty. Hear through a named child's voice their daily life of how they started out and how things have gotten better due to Compassion and sponsors.
My daughter walked through one experience but there are 3 available. After that we were ready to work our 4 hour shift! Our job was to pass out devices (used to listen to the experiences) clean them and retrieve them for new visitors.
The work wasn't hard but it was helpful. When you volunteer you allow other things to get done. The staff, company/organization can work on more important things, they can hire less people resulting in more money used for the specific cause, it also just allows people to help and do good.
My daughter enjoyed herself. Understands what we were there to do and the impact we made by being there.
This year I plan on getting my family out to volunteer in more areas, with more organizations. Helping with causes close to us and places where we are needed.
If you would like to see the Compassion Experience checkout their website here
to see the upcoming locations. You are also able to sponsor a child well as sign up for volunteer opportunities.