Volunteering – The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Volunteers strive to make a difference in someone else’s life rather than worrying so much about being different themselves, yet in volunteering people grow and change and become different in the most beautiful way.

When a volunteer steps forward and puts themselves out there to help others, it is the gift that keeps on giving. At Urban Stable that gift positively affects the lives of the youth in our programs, and the positive growth in that youth affects all the relationships in that youth’s life, and so radiates forward in a great ripple effect. It’s like a children’s song about love I remember, “Love is something if you give it away, you end up having more. It’s just like a magic penny, lend it, spend it and you’ll have so many, they’ll roll all over the floor.” The more you give, the more ripples you create and magically, the more you also receive as you are positively affected by the act of giving in ways you couldn’t imagine. 

And in the end that’s what volunteering is all about, it is giving, sharing and showing love. Love for others, love for your community, love for yourself. The greatest power we have is love and we are so thankful to all our volunteers who so diligently and selflessly give their love to the students at Urban Stable in so many different ways. I think it is also important to recognize that love is not always easy to give and can involve hard work physically, mentally and emotionally. We are SO grateful for the hard work and dedication our volunteers put into loving their communities through their work at Urban Stable, it is the greatest gift you can give.

Thank you to all our volunteers! Your selfless dedication and courage to give of yourselves to make a difference in other’s lives is the stuff that superheroes are made of!