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365give Volunteer – Why Daily Giving is Important

We love personal stories that share why daily giving is important. This story is from one of our volunteers, people important to us and our members. Our 365give blog is supported by a team of volunteers, volunteers who have a deep sense of giving and love to share giving stories. Each of them have their own story, why they give and what motivates them to give. We love sharing their stories to show our readers not only who they are but why they volunteer at 365give. 365give is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the hard work and generosity of our volunteers. We literally could not do this without them. I am so grateful for their time, their expertise and their love of our mission.

Lindsay Stevenson – Compassionate Student and Volunteer Writer

Lindsay has been submitting articles to our 365blog since November 2018. As a student, writer and advocate for international causes, Lindsay combines her interest in writing with her aim to inspire others. She loves having the opportunity to contribute her giving ideas to encourage others to give back.

We recently sent Lindsay our volunteer questions and she immediately shared her responses with us. This virtual interview will give you some deeper insight into who Lindsay is, and why she stays committed to 365give.

  1. How did you become interested in 365give?  I heard about 365 through Jacqueline. She prompted me to watch 365give’s Ted Talk. From then I went onto 365’s social media pages and was immediately impressed with the “give” challenges that inspire easy and thoughtful ways to give to others that can be incorporated into your day-to-day routine.
  2. Why did you want to volunteer at 365give?  As a student in international development, I wanted to get involved with 365give because inspiring giving not only aligns with my aspirations for a career in the development field but also allows me to give on a daily basis, no matter how big or small the gesture.
  3. What have been your greatest rewards while volunteering at 365give? My biggest reward volunteering at 365give is the constant reminder that even though life can get busy and stressful, being aware of others and knowing that even the smallest of actions can have a huge impact. Our 2018 blog post inspiring 100 days to give is something I try to implement into my routine to it is my responsibility to make sure I am doing my part, but also recognize how these small actions can inspire others to give as well.
  4. Have you volunteered at other organizations? If so where?  I volunteered with World University Service Canada (WUSC) at Wilfrid Laurier University, as the Director of Communications. There we raised awareness about global education and training by hosting events on campus and raising money to support Bike for Aids and Shine a Light.
  5. What is your most inspiring give?  My most inspiring give happened this past Christmas. I wasn’t sure what to get my mom for Christmas and eventually came across a concert I knew she would like. Although Classic Rock isn’t my cup of tea, I bought my mom and me concert tickets to see Foreigner. When I told her we were going she cried! I think as you get older you realize that material objects don’t hold the same value as experiences.

Volunteers Rock 365give Every Single Day

Look out for Lindsay’s posts on the 365give blog, and thank her for her ongoing contributions. All of our volunteers are exceptional people, and we could not do this work without them. Lindsay, thank you. To all of our volunteers, thank you! To all of our members, thank you for recognizing why daily giving is important by following the 365give Challenge.


What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)