Some Thoughts on Getting Paid

I see a lot of blog posts about why you shouldn’t work for free, but I think that society undervalues the volunteer at times. This post isn’t meant to dismiss situations where you should be charging for your time, but rather speak up for the role of the volunteer. My mum taught me the importanceContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Getting Paid”

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Columbus Hope for Haiti

You may have heard of the efforts in Columbus help victims of the Haiti earthquake. Today Mayor Michael B. Coleman, the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus and Central Ohio media outlets are hosting a special one-day fundraiser. They will be at the Ohio Historical Society parking lot from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. acceptingContinue reading “Columbus Hope for Haiti”

Columbus Gives Back

I love the concept behind Columbus Gives Back, and try to give them shout outs when possible. If you are a young professional in Columbus who wants to get involved with community service but don’t have a lot of time of time to commit – here is your answer. The group plans one time volunteerContinue reading “Columbus Gives Back”

Rake and Run

One of my favorite volunteer projects to organize with Circle K is a “rake and run.” We borrow the school van and drive around Westerville looking for random front yards still covered with leaves. I’ve been told some Circle K clubs rake the leaves when no one is home and then leave a note atContinue reading “Rake and Run”