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Volunteer Work, Part II

Hello, Work Life Friends! Can you believe we are about halfway through 2017?! I've been feeling very sad lately, since I heard the news that one of my favorite artists, Chris Cornell, passed. My heart and prayers are with his family and friends.

This post focuses on volunteer work, but from a different angle than last year. In my 2016 post, I discussed how to incorporate volunteer work into our busy lives. This year, I'm thinking more about what our activities do to assist people in moving forward to a place where they can better help themselves. I had to ask myself how, and if, my volunteer activities are breaking cycles of poverty, abuse, and other issues. Sort of a "Hand Up, not a Hand Out" way of working. Handouts are needed to help people get to a place where they can help themselves, but at what point should I expect organizations to "release" or discharge the people they serve? Should I even have that expectation? As always, I appreciate your thoughts…

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