Go Volunteer-2018 Challenge

September 01 ‐ 30

Go Volunteer-2018 Challenge

Category: Body, Mind, Spirit

Category: community wellness
Rules: check in each time that you volunteer, indicate the number of minutes and describe the activity in the comments box.
Duration: one month
Completion credit: 120 minutes = automatically entered into a raffle for a chance to win a prize

Studies have long shown the mutual benefits of volunteering for both the person donating their time and the community served. Additionally, volunteering is easier than ever thanks to volunteering apps, social media, and other online resources. But in this digital age, we are actually volunteering less as our time seems to be more consumed by other priorities. This September, GoUSF invites you to “be the change you wish to see in the world” by helping others!
In this community wellness challenge, check in each time that you volunteer, indicate the number of minutes you accrue*, and describe your activity in the comments box. Complete the challenge by volunteering for at least 120 minutes and be automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize!

 

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*There is no limit to the number of times you can check in each day and there is no limit to the amount of minutes that you can obtain.

Comments



  1. share what you’re doing to volunteer!

    • I volunteer at Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek. I help people find out where they need to go. I also discharge patients who are going home.

      • awesome jennifer!

    • I volunteer both for the San Francisco Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (outgoing Secretary) and the Francis Scott Key Elementary School PTA (Treasurer of the board).

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      • so cool!

    • I’ve volunteered for the past 7 years at the San Francisco SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). My focus is working with abused, traumatized, sick and semi-feral cats and kittens, socializing them and helping them to become ready for adoption into loving forever homes.

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  2. I’ve served on the fundraising committee for the Berkeley Humane Society the past 2 years. It’s been great supporting this small nonprofit that doesn’t just serve Berkeley, but also the Bay Area and even outside of California with veterinary services and shelter. During the major hurricanes last year, they provided shelter for dogs and cats from Florida–that’s what impressed me.

    Please join me and attend Berkeley Humane’s Best in Show fundraising and community event at the Freight and Salvage at 8:00pm on Friday, October 19, 2018, in downtown Berkeley. The 90-minute program will feature KQED radio host, Dr. Michael Krasny, as emcee and 2 well-known local authors, Julie Barton and Steven Winn, sharing a short (10-15 minute) monologue or an extract from one of their works on the theme of the dogs and cats that have made an impact in their lives.

    All proceeds will benefit Berkeley Humane, a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Berkeley Humane has provided life-saving services and care to the people and pets of the East Bay community since 1895 with a dedicated shelter in Berkeley since 1933.

    I’d love to see you there, but you can’t attend, please consider making a donation. Here’s a link to the ticket order form: https://berkeleyhumane.org/bestinshow

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  3. I have a volunteering challenge for all of you. Next week, I will be at a conference, therefore, my volunteering will peter out. If anyone overtakes my minutes, I will personally buy you lunch.

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    • Sounds like a challenge within a challenge! Anyone up for it?

    • Tenny, you’re close to Anna who has challenged us with surpassing her volunteer minutes!

  4. Do something for others.