Volunteer

Define your life by what you give

By Mikey Tittinger

Winston Churchill. volunteer_teaches_backyard_habHe helped save the world during World War II. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature. He said things like “The price of greatness is responsibility” and “I like pigs. They treat us as equals.” He even coined the net-obsessed “OMG” in a letter a hundred years ago … a gift that just keeps giving. Some wish it would go away.

But this week is National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) and April is National Volunteer Month. It’s got decrees and everything, a recognition ol’ Winnie would appreciate. The double celebration is enough to make us channel our inner own “British Bulldog” when it comes to getting altruistic.

“You make a living by what you get,” Churchill said. “You make a life by what you give.”

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It’s a date: Giive needs a calendar chief

Giive needs a facilitator of fun to keep our talented volunteers and nonprofits on the same page. That same page is our shiny new social and volunteer Calendar, which is waiting to be filled with the events that make our communities the cat’s meow.

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Lonesome tonight? Let’s get busy … volunteering

Hey, no one likes being the new guy. Especially the new girl. Everything’s foreign. People are strange and they all seem to know one another. It’s as if no one else in your new community was ever the newbie. How do you break in, get your foot in the friendship door and make deep, lasting connections? Volunteer!

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Stop pondering and start creating

Hey you, with the creative gleam in your eye. We see you watching, wondering, dreaming of bylines and photo credits and twerking sugarplums. You look like you give a (bleep), so why aren’t you using your superpowers for good? Giive a (bleep)* is on a continual quest to draw talented writers, photographers, bloggers, vloggers and artists with a passion for giving back.

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Electric Youth: Kids ready to log in and lend a hand

To start something in the world that’ll catch on. That’s what kids in our own community replied when we asked: “What does giving mean to you?”

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