Leadership is about people and making an impact in their lives, and so is volunteering. It is interesting to find out that these two marry. Leadership is like volunteering your efforts, talents, and abilities to give direction and a sense of purpose to your team. Therefore, leadership success is defined by the impact made in the lives of other people or society. Many people have defined leadership uniquely yet with the same reverberating theme of impacting people or community and making lives better:

When leadership meets volunteering, it’s the place where people start to give whatever they have of themselves…

We all have those amazing dreams, plans, aspirations and big adventures to undertake, but not always do we all find ourselves to pursuing them to fruition as we’d wish to. The same theme appears to outlay all those failed endeavours always; Courage, or the lack thereof commonly termed as “Fear”. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”, Says Walt Disney. This is why I’d like to help you achieve your volunteering dreams by showing you how to muster the courage to go beyond the obstacles standing in your way right now.

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Good thought! I think the world would be heavenly, don’t you think so?

According to the Merriam-webster dictionary, a habit is a settled tendency or usual manner of behaviour or it’s also defined as an acquired mode of behaviour that has become nearly or completely involuntary. Did you know that? The same dictionary also defines a hobby as a pursuit outside one’s regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation.

Imagine doing volunteering works involuntarily and sharing the philanthropy spirit regularly and in a fun, exciting and relaxing manner. It sounds exhilarating, right? Yeah! …

Some stories are written with ink on paper. They’re usually amazing to read as you travel through the journeys of the different characters in the story. The ones with happy endings particularly stand out for many people, as they allow them to exercise the zygomaticus major muscles, leaving the face with an ear-to-ear smiley expression. On any given day, a good story can cheer up the little lads and the olds ones alike. Stories can have that cheerful impact on us.

But hey, are all stories written in ink and on paper? Maybe not.

Some stories may never have the…

When it comes to volunteering, most volunteers think of how best they can make the experience memorable and it’s no surprise that many will consider a couple of things as they plan for the opportunity. In today’s article, I’d like to share 7 amazing things to consider in order to make your volunteering experience not only greatly impactful but also memorable an one to be cherished forever.

  1. Goals and expectation setting.

Just like Dwight D. Eisenhower says, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” We can all agree that plans may…

Many things do happen in this world but some hardly ever have a long-lasting stay on our lips, but most certainly Covid19 isn’t one of them. With all the global impact it has had, we can almost tell that it will still make readable stories even at the end of this century. It has disrupted so many things, right from the social, religious, political and economic aspects of our lives. It hasn’t even spared how we live our personal lives. We’ve all been unwittingly ushered to what we’ve come to call as the new normal!

In the new normal, there…

Volunteering is no place exceptional of myths. These turn out to become excuses and hinder many from ever participating from this wonderful opportunity of impacting lives. Join me as we take a closer look at 5 key myths that we often tell ourselves about volunteering.

  1. It is hard for me to get time to volunteer

Well, you could say so, but we all have 24 hours in a day and 365 days a year. How we apportion them makes all the difference. One wise choice is to attach value to something, prioritize it and plan time for it. That way…

Charity is the mother of all volunteering. It is a spirit that makes us give of ourselves and pour into the lives of others through love, kindness, compassion and exuberant goodness. It makes us ministers of hope and goodness.

Here is a story of the expression of this spirit.

During his travels, Adam Braun met a child in India, in an encounter that would later frame the course of his future. “What do you want most in the world?”, he asked. “A Pencil”, replied the child. He picked one from his backpack and gave it to the child. It was…

Imagine a world where you wake up one morning and everything rightly falls into place for you, sort of a Utopia. Yes, a life where you live out your life to the fullest and with great purpose. One knows what you have to do and the choices to make, what shall ensue them and basically how your life will turn out in the next five, ten and twenty years. I bet none of us would shun it. But at best, for most of us, that kind of life is simply a long fetched imagination.

The reality of life is that…

‘’But, why fixing what is not broken?’’, one may ask. The fact remains that at any level in life, there is always someone who is less privileged than you, and vice versa; and selfless help will always be an unending need. Sustainable development will be almost impossible without conscious partnerships and actions through relevant organizations. The act of volunteering should be continuous and consistent to effectively realize such the desired extent of sustainable socio-economic development.

Ranging from committing one’s resources, talents, and skill, time, energy, etc, sustainable community development in several areas through volunteering is possible. Volunteering ought to be…

VoluCulture

At VoluCulture, we provide an online platform that connects grassroots nonprofit organizations in Kenya with local and global virtual volunteers.

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