April 19, 2010

Favorite Freebie...Volunteer Your Time

Volunteering can actually add
up to 10 years to your life!

Whether your heart is motivated by

a charity,

your kid's school,


a community running race,

local recreation sports,

or a non-profit organization...


Here is a bit about why this is my Favorite Freebie this week:

"volunteers maintain mental alertness, create a more positive outlook on life, benefit from increased social interaction, enjoy a sense of purpose and belonging, and increase brain endorphins that provide natural tranquilizing qualities we all need"

You can volunteer once a week, once a day or once a year.
Pinpoint your passion.
Give your time or your talent.
It makes you feel good.
It will give you reward that no amount of money can ever do.

Be the type of person who gives back...
Show your kids the benefit of giving back,
do it as a family, teach those habits.

If you are at a loss to where to start here are some ideas:

Tell me how YOU give back, donate your time or donate your talent.

As always, thanks for visiting.


  1. Great subject Wendy! Love volunteering in many areas. My favorite, of course, is volunteering with Track and Field meets. Working with teenagers, including your own, is awesome! Also, I love working on the farm, harvesting veggies and learning as much as I can from experienced farmers. This may sound crazy but I am currently trying to find out if I can volunteer at a working goat farm. Not sure if there are any opportunities available but I am researching!

  2. Heath, I love the goat farm idea. One of the benefits of volunteering is learning! You learned so much doing your plant plots, right...now onto Goat farms! I also thought of you on the track. Giving is good.
    Thanks for your comment. Do I need to start saving to buy you and the family your own goat to mow the lawn and provide morning milk?