Keengs and Kweens

Winter is Coming……

Don’t worry there are no Game Of Thrones spoilers in this post, today is Volunteer Recognition Day and to show our appreciation we want to dedicate this post to YOU!!!!

Thank YOU for giving up your time, resources and energy to give back to someone in need. Volunteers in our eyes are the KEENgs and KwEENs of our society, they should be wearing their crowns with pride.

YOU are an inspiration, YOU are amazing, YOU are incredible…..keep on shining that bright light, as the weather gets colder volunteers become more of a demand, if we all lend a helping hand we make lighter work and the world becomes a better happier place.

Here are some incredible facts about volunteering to encourage you to continue on this wonderful journey, even though you sometimes feel you do not get the recognition or appreciation…look back on this post and know that YOU MATTER!!

  • Volunteering can lead to job opportunities that you never would have heard about otherwise. It will introduce you to new people, who will look at you in a positive light by knowing you’re taking part in a volunteering project or programme. Never forget the importance of showing that you care! You could even set yourself the goal to get as many types of volunteering projects on your list as possible. Making sure they are always causes you care about, of course!
  • Volunteering can help improve your mental health by giving you feelings of gratitude for what you have in your own life. This new perspective can help you see things more clearly and feel inspired to keep doing the great work you’re involved with. When seeking help with mental health issues, often people will be advised to take part in volunteering projects in their spare time, to serve as a distraction from unhappy feelings but also a new focus.
  • Volunteering can help you come up with your own creative ideas for new ways to volunteer! Sometimes the best thing you can do is to sign up to a project you think sounds interesting, and then use this as the base for the rest of the work you do later in life. The more you learn about charities and organisations, the better!

To make things a little more easier for you we at The Keen Movement have developed a Keen Volunteer Checklist:

Happy Volunteer Recognition Day you KEENgs and KwEENs.

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