This discussion of helping and volunteerism calls to mind Mr. Rogers’ poignant and reassuring advice for kids, “When I was a boy, and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
For adults, his counsel evolves into BE a helper. Without people volunteering their time and energy, the good would not get done, whether that’s the people checking in participants at a local run for a cause or a large-scale response in a crisis event. And we can all agree that the world definitely needs more helpers. Inspiring more of that energy in service of the greater good is possibly the most important thing we can do.
P.S. If you’re having a problem recruiting volunteers, this article
by Jayne Cravens offers excellent, actionable information.