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When is volunteering a bad idea?


We all want to help but sometimes the help we want to give is not necessarily the help that is needed. I often wonder how many volunteers are caught off guard when their efforts to help are met with less than enthusiastic responses. Should we ask first and really understand the need before we offer aid?

 

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Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) says

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    Celeste Wilson (celeste inscribed) 4 years ago

    Janshares, this is exactly what I was thinking when I asked the question. We need to make sure we are doing a good deed to fill the need of others not the need within ourselves. Very well written, thank you!

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Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) says

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    Celeste Wilson (celeste inscribed) 4 years ago

    Hello Cat On A Soapbox, I agree that volunteering is one of the best ways we can give back and yes you are right, with the correct communication it can be life changing to someone in need.