Volunteer.

A simple word that is casually thrown around very often.

Let’s go the dictionary for the true definition.

Volunteer as a noun, as defined by Merriam Webster-  a person who voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a service

Volunteer as an adjective, as defined by Merriam Webster-  being, consisting of, or engaged in by volunteers

Volunteer as a verb, as defined by Merriam Webster-  to offer oneself as a volunteer

All pretty simple definitions, right? But have you truly thought about the depth and breadth of the word volunteer? It means giving of oneself. It means doing something that might not be natural or routine at first. It means time. Time is so precious in the world we live in today. Don’t we all need more of it?

Organizations, like Habitat for Humanity of Smith County, thrive because of volunteer labor. On the flipside, organizations struggle because of a lack thereof.  It’s easy to observe from afar the volunteer actions of others, but it’s not always natural to plug in..

Most all of us live in communities where we gain so much. We attend the schools, we attend the churches, we walk in the parks, we drive down the highways and much more. But what do we give back through volunteering? Are we depending on others to do their part as well as ours?

Volunteering. There are countless ways to volunteer. I ask you to think of ways to volunteer in your community.

At Habitat for Humanity of Smith County, volunteers are always welcome! From building a home, to painting an existing home in the Brush with Kindness program, to staging the ReStore Home Improvement Center, the opportunities to volunteer are endless.

Wouldn’t it be fun to spend a few hours with your church, family, or college class volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Smith County? What an incredible way to promote camaraderie and community service within your group! A lasting investment for you and those you are helping, that can be made in just a few hours.

Volunteer. Simple Word. Large Impact.

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Ready to Volunteer?- http://www.smithcountyhabitat.org/volunteer.html

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