Friday, August 12, 2016

Service | What Does A Hero Look Like?




About a week ago I attended an orientation for a new position that I'll be handling and I'm excited to be doing something new. I was selected to be a part of a pilot program with Activate Good (learn more about them here) as a Social Media Ambassador. This organization is such a great fit for me. Service and philanthropy have always been a big part of my life.  I learned early in life that service to others was not chore but yet crucial to being a well-adjusted human being. Service helps us to identify with the world outside of ourselves.

I’m excited to be working with a new group, by promoting various regional causes that desperately need volunteers. When working as part of a larger group, it can give you a sense of belonging. I know that to be a fact. If you’re a long time reader of Ms. Naturally Random, I’ve mentioned my affiliation with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. I’ve been a member of this illustrious organization since 2004. This is a group of women that on many occasions offered me endless opportunities to fulfill my passion for service. Our national slogan exemplifies our zeal for service, “Greater Service, Greater Progress”. The most recent group I worked with was March of Dimes, which I learned about through Sigma. You can learn more about them here

For awhile now, I’ve been looking for opportunities to recommit to volunteerism and balance motherhood. A lot of hands on opportunities just will not work when you’re totting a two year old along with you. As a Social Media Ambassador, I’m 100% virtual and this absolutely works for a busy parent like me.

I have to believe in the mission of an organization before I get involved. Their mission is to activate volunteers to help charitable causes in our local community. Hey, straight forward! I can get down with that! I also really identified with their “Hero” marketing campaign and the slogan, “Anybody can be somebody’s hero volunteer!” You can find some of their Hero volunteers pictured on the homepage of ActivateGood.org.


You may feel like the needs of the world are too big for you to tackle but just remember, no one can do everything but anyone can do something. Just do what you can, that’s all we can do, right?


Are you looking for more opportunities to serve your local community?
If so, moving forward, I can help you with this! Join fellow citizens and commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 by volunteering during the 9/11 Weekend of Service coordinated by Activate Good with support from the City of Raleigh and Triangle Area Businesses.

On Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, businesses, groups, and individuals will honor those lost on 9/11 with volunteerism and acts of kindness at over 100 projects around the Triangle.

If you’d like to answer the call to serve, sign up here: https://activategood.org/911weekend2016

If you’d like to attend Activate Good’s NO COST weekend of service commemoration wrap-up event, register to attend here: http://911commemoration2016.eventbrite.com/

We’d love to see you and your family involved in the community, so remember to snap a pic and share it us using the hashtag #911weekendRDU.

If already involved in your community, what upcoming opportunities or events are you looking forward to participating in soon?

Let me know in the comments below!

Talk to you later lovelies,

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