The group was then split up into teams where they could spend some time with each of the new team leaders and learn about philanthropy as a lifestyle and how they had come to where they are now and possible directions they might be heading in this area. I learned about the definition of volunteering and her philosophy on this type of work from Maggie, living and working in a community with Joshua, and poverty that we associate with third world countries in the U.S. from Jessica. With Jordan, my group explored the idea that a change of plans isn’t bad and the importnace of making non-materialistic connections with those we help with Amanda.
I’m very much looking forward to this year of volunteering. I can tell this one is going to be pretty amazing.