At 12, I began volunteering as a junior counselor at my local Girls Club. At first it was exhausting, hard work in the heat of the Florida summer, but the women and girls that I worked with opened my eyes and changed my life. Supporting the girls and giving them the tools to make healthy choices benefited my own growing up process.
Sharing my time and encouraging others has provided greater personal satisfaction and understanding of the world than the reward of a paycheck. The natural ability to do without expectation is often unlearned, but through volunteering you can achieve that incomparable feeling of true pride.
Nonprofit organizations rely on the time and efforts of volunteers to achieve many of their goals. There are thousands out there that could benefit from your efforts, both physical and mental. Giving even three hours a week can make a huge impact in your local community and your own life.
We believe that every day is an opportunity to make a difference. For more information, check out www.makeadifferenceday.com.
Contact us at Girl Museum if you would like any suggestions about how to contribute your time to help us with our mission.
-Ashley E. Remer
Girl Museum Inc.