We are back into a routine of running Work Days again this summer and are thankful for all the people who have joined us to have a safe volunteer experience, while giving back to their community. We haven’t seen the out of town groups that often join us each summer, but hopefully they will be back next summer and appreciate our local volunteers more than ever. In continuing the theme of sharing volunteer stories from the leaders of our Extreme Teams, this month’s volunteer story comes from Dave. Dave is the leader of the Fundraising Team, which helps facilitate fundraising events.
|Saturday Work Days are scheduled once a month. The next date is Saturday, August 8. Volunteering at ECM Work Days looks a little different this year, but following these guidelines will keep these volunteer opportunities safe for everyone. Volunteer as an individual (1-4 people) – Sign-upVolunteer as a group (5+ people) – Sign-Up|
|When the coronavirus pandemic first started in March, we launched an online volunteer campaign called Caring During Corona. Through this campaign, volunteers connected with over 50 neighbors to check in and make sure they had what they needed, to run errands, and to talk and provide social connection during an isolating time. We are thinking about continuing that program and expanding it into the Good Neighbors program, so we can provide that support and connection year round. Will you take the survey below to share your feedback as we think more about how that program could look?|
We can all use more kindness in our world right now, so we are launching a Kindness Campaign! We will be sharing stories about how you are demonstrating and witnessing kindness around you. Each Friday, we will share a new idea on social media in order to see all the creative ways we can spread kindness. Share your story by using #ECMKindnessCampaign. Check out the video below and stop by the social media sites below each week to learn more.
Thank you for reading and staying in touch!
Executive Director, Extreme Community Makeover