Today marks the start of National Volunteer Week, and for those of us at LWB, that is a big week to celebrate as most people know that we are a volunteer run organization. When we first started LWB, we honestly were hoping that we could help a handful of kids a year. Of course, as we have watched LWB grow into the foundation it is today, touching over 1500 children a year, our volunteer model has had to grow as well. Having an all virtual office, with no two workers in the same location, has not been without it challenges. But it has been amazing to watch the energy and passion that people bring to helping children when they are allowed to work from their homes or offices, whether they can give an hour a week or volunteer full time.
We recently started a weekly “meet our volunteers’ email that goes out to the LWB team, and I have to admit to looking forward to that weekly letter with great anticipation. While I don’t get to meet in person all of the people who are helping LWB change lives, I love meeting them in my heart by reading about their commitment to children in need. We now have over 100 volunteers living in 36 US states, Spain, Wales, UK, Ireland, Guam, China, Canada, Australia and Holland. If that doesn’t sum up “Love Without Boundaries”, then I don’t know what does!
Sherry Anderson once said, “Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.” I couldn’t agree with her more. Our work wouldn’t happen without our dedicated volunteers, and so from the bottom of my heart I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has so generously given their time to LWB. You have brought hope and healing to so many children each and every day, and that is truly a reason to celebrate this week.
Do you have extra time to give to help children in need? You can fill out a volunteer application here.