The Volunteer Spirit
“Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.” ~Author Unknown
At Warren-Walker School, we don’t set quotas for volunteerism, yet we are rich with it – rich in the creativity that is shared, rich in the enthusiasm that is present, rich in the feelings that giving and receiving generate. Having been on the receiving end of volunteerism, year-after-year – the Arts Enrichment programs, the Carnivals, the Parent Parties, the Day-on-the-Bays, the class parties, the Community Service projects, the Faculty & Staff Appreciation Lunches, etc. – Mr. Volker and I host the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast annually to express our gratitude.
We are connected in remarkable ways by what we share with others. We are most fortunate that there is so much talent, intelligence, and wherewithal amongst the members of our school communities, and that so many give it away by volunteering in a multitude of ways. When that happens, it becomes something more. It becomes something that no one of us could do alone, but together it produces something grander that is constructive and positive that affects all involved. Sometimes it’s done to raise money to make some kind of material difference – like purchasing items for classrooms, the computer program, or for campus improvements, but most often it is done to make a difference in the way we think, live, feel, and relate – child to child, teacher to teacher, parent to parent, family to family, and on and on. Every good deed has an endless ripple effect.
Allow us to express our gratitude in person, by joining us at the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. You’ll see that what you have done has become so much more.
“Volunteers don't get paid; not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.” ~Sherry Anderson
by Pam Volker