Day 22 of the #AtoZChallenge
Volunteerism — “Vision Over Visibility”
What does volunteerism mean to you? To the women of the Jr. League of Lancaster (JLL) it means commitment to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The purpose of the JLL is exclusively educational and charitable.
The women of the JLL are women who lunch, who have kids, who have jobs, husbands or boyfriends or girlfriends, or who are single, who write, or act, or play, who have cancer or eating disorders, whose husbands are sick and they carry the load, whose children get sick, sometimes so sick that they die but who keep going because they know no other way, who have hopes and dreams that they often put to the side to help others with there’s. They are women who show up and put a smile on their face with or without their makeup. Women who do their very best working for some group, some cause, for someone whose need is greater, someone other than themselves, and despite their own lives and schedules and maybe even insurmountable obstacles, they keep showing up.
I am proud to call these wonderful women of the JLL my friends, colleagues and co-conspirators in change, trying to inch the world along in the hopes that we will leave it in a bit of a better condition than where we found it.
So find yourself a group — or maybe come join ours — and keep showing up. It’s amazing what a small group of committed people can do when we work together.