“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” One Hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of house you lived in… what kind of car you drove… what your bank balance was…
but what will matter is that you were important in the life of a child, through your little projects and visits, you are being the hands and feet of God.
Deep enough and strong enough
Believes in you hard enough and long enough
Before you knew it, someone else would think “If he can do it, I can do it”
Making it two.
Two whole people who believe in you.
And maybe even you can believe in you too.
A VOLUNTEER is a person who is a light to others, giving witness in a mixed-up age, doing well and willingly the tasks at hand-namely, being aware of another’s needs and doing something about it.
This is a person who remembers to do the thing to make other people happy, who takes the loneliness out of the alone by talking to them, who is concerned when others are unconcerned, who has the courage to be a prophet and to say the things that have to be said for the good of all. A VOLUNTEER is also a person whose charity is fidelity, who is faithful in an unfaithful world, grateful in an ungrateful world, giving when all about are grasping, listening when others need to tell about their fears and problems.In doing your best serving others for free, a lot of eyebrows will raise and sneers will curve many a-faces. But in the end those incredulous to what you put up with to help, no longer matter. It’s not between you and those snobs, but with whom you have given your hand to lift, and of course to God who Is watching and noting it in your book.
Volunteers are not mere workers.
A worker could be good at working, but not at planning or decision-making. Similarly, the planners and decision-makers could be good at their jobs, but not at executing them. They are specialists, whereas volunteers are all-rounder. They are good as workers, as executioners, as planners, as decision makers, as initiators, and as leaders.
Volunteers work without any personal motivation.
They work to benefit others, not themselves. This makes them workers par excellence, executioners and leaders par excellence. The Volunteer Dharma, therefore, is dharma par excellence.
To volunteer is to live in accordance with dharma in accordance with the values of righteousness, selflessness, and above all egolessness. To volunteer is to practice humbleness; to volunteer is to live in synchronicity with Mother Nature, loving, caring, and sharing as She does.
A Volunteer is essentially a Spiritual Practitioner, a Sadhaka, a Karma Yogi one who is striving for the ultimate union with the Supreme through selfless action. Blessed, indeed, are all of you, engaged in this holy work at Byana Mary Hill Boarding Primary School.Effective volunteer leaders are the “keys” by which we unlock volunteer hands and minds just like our Director has shown us how to do it what the benefits will be after the exercise.
Remember, Knowing that you are helping to create a peaceful world and a safer planet is only a fraction of the pride that a volunteer should feel every time they lend an helping hand.To volunteer; is to contribute your goodness and works to humanity unselfishly, without seeking any rewards.
Because I know I can contribute, I therefore believe I can volunteer my contribution at Byana Mary Hill and I volunteer because it just makes me feel good about myself! when i remember the children who have gone through my guidance and what they are going to be to the world in future. hmmmmmmmm