Rebecca D. Thomas

A Values-Driven, Sustainable Lifestyle Blog, seeking innovative and forward-thinking ideas in business, travel, food, fashion, and beyond!

Volunteer Work

Hello, work life friends! I hope you are doing well. Today, I’d like to discuss volunteerism, and volunteer work. For me, life is super-busy, (I’m sure you can relate!), particularly because I’m a part-time student. I enjoy volunteering, but much of my free time is reserved for schoolwork.

So, I’ve come up with a handful of strategies that help me to be others-centered, while I’m living the work and student life :)

Look for the Easy I love the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Purple Bin Challenge. All I have to do is drop off my items at the bin closest to me. I’ve made two drop-offs so far. Easy peasy, and I’m supporting an amazing organization.

Go for What You Know We all have organizations that are near and dear to our hearts. Mine are the Parkinson’s Outreach Association, and Big Bend Hospice. Both of my parents died from Parkinson’s-related complications, and my father was cared for by Big Bend Hospice. I also completed their six-week grief group counseling session. It was so helpful. I like to attend their fundraising events. Whether it be a 5K race, or a dinner party, these events double as social activities: date night, time with friends, and an opportunity to meet new ones, all while supporting the community.

Score Volunteer Points If you are a student, ask your professor if you can get extra credit for volunteering, or if you can incorporate it into a field project, or internship. Most faculty members appreciate the desire to find creative ways to volunteer.

Work It In Talk to your Worksite Wellness Coordinator about including volunteerism into a worksite wellness plan. Perhaps you can tutor once or twice a month during work hours, or your work wellness group can spend time maintaining a community vegetable garden. It never hurts to ask!
thank you, BBBS!

Rebecca’s Heroes
Normally, this is where I highlight a charitable, helping, or healing organization, but today, my heroes are in the links above! I’d love to hear about your volunteer activities, and how you stay connected to your community. Feel free to comment, and thank you for reading!


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  2. Big Bend Homeless Coalition! :)

  3. I like what I see, keep up the good work on your blog!