Spring has sprung and it is absolutely gorgeous outside. The flowers are starting to bloom, pollen has made its appearance known by covering everything yellow, and the trees are looking greener and greener. Yeah, we may have a few cooler days in between as winter makes its way out, but overall, it is absolutely beautiful. The weather is perfect; perfect for getting outside and making a difference in your community.
It’s National Volunteer Week, which runs from April 15-21, 2012. It’s the perfect time to get out there and do something that you have always wanted to do. Feed that drive and passion that has been stirring in your heart for years. Go ahead and try something new. Be bold, be different, take a stand and volunteer.
Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Wanting to challenge your skills and passions? Just want to lend a hand to someone else? Become a big brother or big sister, serve as a mentor to a child in need, help a homeless family get back on their feet, serve a hot meal to a senior citizen who is sick or shut-in, or donate items that you may see as trash because I guarantee you, they will be a treasure to someone else.
Not sure what you want to do? United Way of the Greater Triangle can help you out. Visit our Volunteer Solutions website at http://volunteer.truist.com/triangle/volunteer/ and find that perfect fit for you. Nonprofits from all over the Triangle can list their projects, opportunities and needs on our website. It’s a one-stop shop for all of your volunteers needs. Become a volunteer and bring a smile to someone else.
As you may know, volunteers are the heart and soul of United Way of the Greater Triangle. They are the lifeline that keeps us going. They are the ones that work hands on in the communities where we live, work, and play. They are invaluable to us and we could not succeed without the help of our volunteers.
During National Volunteer Week, United Way of the Greater Triangle would like to take this time to say THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who have given their time, energy and passion to improving the lives of those living in the Triangle. Thank you for lending a helping hand to those in need in our community. Your time means more than you know. Because of you, one more person’s life has been changed.
Thank you to all of you who have contributed in one way or another to our efforts of improving lives and tackling the poverty issue in the Triangle and beyond. One day, all who need help, will find it! With the help of thousands of volunteers, last year, we touched the lives of over 500,000 people in need across Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake Counties. And we couldn’t have done it without you!