Epilogue: Michelle Harp

 

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What a week!  I met great people, got involved with great organizations, and felt like I made a real difference.  Even though my seven-day Volunteer Odyssey is over, I am not letting it end there.  I began the process of becoming a Le Bonheur volunteer and hope to attend the next orientation!  I have already tutored a group of adult refugees at World Relief, which I loved.  And last but not least, I will be on the event planning committee for Habitat for Humanity’s next fundraiser in the fall.

After working with seven different non-profits in seven days I’m convinced that many people do not volunteer simply because they do not know how.  For instance, my gifts are with people and children, but it’s a broad range – where to start, what do I choose?

That’s where Volunteer Odyssey comes in.  Readers can walk through the experience of others to help narrow down what they want to do.  Not only did I enjoy volunteering, but so many times I heard of other ways for people to be involved.  For example, pet therapy – someone who loves dogs can volunteer doing that.  My friend who has a degree in Counseling would be a great benefit to Porter Leath working with the Parent Educators.  There are ways to volunteer and do something you love at the same time! It’s a win-win.

Thank you for coming along with me on this journey! I have enjoyed blogging and sharing with you as well as hearing feedback!   I hope this has helped you find your volunteer path!

Thank you for reading!  Know an employer that’s looking for someone who’s great with kids? Need an event planner, organizer, or fundraiser?  Send an email our way: jobleads@volunteerodyssey.com or shelly2903@gmail.com.

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