Hey kind krafters!
This week marks my first six months as a member of the kind krafts team! I have learnt so much in my short time here and can’t wait for what is still to come for this organization. Because of this milestone in my kind krafts timeline, I thought that I might write about why I think it is important to volunteer and be a part of an organization.
Throughout my years in junior high, high school, and university, I have volunteered in numerous ways and places. From Sunday Suppers at St. Andrew’s United Church, to random sporting and musical events, to Saturday mornings at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. Here are some of the main reasons for why I like to volunteer:
(Great pals Baylee and Ryan volunteering outside the Farmers’ Market)
3. Creating connections within your community – I think this is the BEST reason to volunteer. Why keep within your small group of friends and work colleagues/fellow students, when you could meet so many new and inspiring people?! I have found friendships with people I would have never expected through going out and working with other folks in my community. I can’t stress enough how lucky we all are to be able to do this!!
(Volunteering at the Spatz theatre for “Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas”)
Why join an organization?
I have been a part of several organizations over the past eight years ranging from school councils and committees, to non-profits such as kind krafts! Being involved with all of these groups has taught me lots and helped me in lots of ways. Here are some of my favourite reasons for joining an organization:
2. Learn how to work with others – Playing a part in an organization means working with others no matter what the role and how big or small it may be. This gives you awesome life experience for how you collaborate with your other team members and allows you to figure out what works and what doesn’t in a safe setting – Score!!
3. Experiences – Through your time in an organization you will be exposed to countless new experience like workshops, AGMs, new courses, etc. This is an incredible opportunity for students as these chances may not come up too often through schooling depending on class sizes and course material. Take advantage of attending as many as you possibly can, or use your position to ask to create your own events for the company’s development.
So, have fun volunteering kind krafters!! I really encourage all of you to reach out and seek volunteering opportunities within your communities. These experiences are irreplaceable and so essential to your growth! It’s also incredibly humbling to use your talents and time to help others.