We all have our own reasons for volunteering, and I am sure most of our intentions are noble but, can and do our personal agendas and intentions get in the way of the spirit of helping, and service? I think sometimes, yes; how can they not…. we are human, and we are works in progress.
During our volunteer days, we have lots of people participating and have all kinds of personalities shining through that put their unique stamp on what we're doing. During a recent volunteer day, a few volunteers had fun recreating their version of American Gothic, which we will call "Denver Gothic"...volunteer style.
As you may know, each year, Extreme Community Makeover picks a theme. We pick the themes based on the overall vision of ECM. Past year’s themes were Be Kind. Do Good; Be a Good Neighbor; and Growing Deep Roots. This year’s theme is Get Your Hands Dirty. Along with each theme, we have t-shirts available to spread that message during the volunteer season.
Extreme Community Makeover not only reaches people in the state of Colorado, but also beyond this beautiful state. We've had volunteers from 21 other states so far! Volunteers hear about us online by googling volunteer opportunities in Denver.