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Volunteer Spotlight! – James Jiang

Our volunteers are the engine that keeps 365give running. They are our content writers, tech support, social media managers and Board of Directors. James Jiang is a high school student, soon to be university student, from Vancouver B.C, who faithfully submits his articles in between exams, his other volunteer obligations, family obligations and recently his university applications.  We appreciate that he fits 365give into his schedule and continues to inspire others about the benefits of giving.
1. How did you become interested in 365give?

Browsing for opportunities on CharityVillage, I came upon 365Give’s posting for blog writers. Wanting to try out blog writing and interested after reading about “gives” on their website, I replied to the posting.

2. Why did you want to volunteer at 365give?

After speaking to Jacqueline (365Give’s Founder) on the phone, I found out about how excited she and the organization really were about giving. That excitement made me want to volunteer at 365Give and become apart of it all.

3. What have been your greatest rewards while volunteering at 365give?

My greatest reward has been the whole “give” mindset that is unique to those who frequent 365Give. Volunteering here, I’ve luckily grown into a “give” mindset.

4. Have you volunteered at other organizations? If so where?

Currently, I am also a content editor and team member for the Red Pocket Magazine, an online literary magazine. Based in Canada, it aims to inspire, engage, and act as a platform for the youth of the Asian diaspora.

5. What is your most inspiring give?

Although it might not sound like much, my favorite and probably most inspiring give is always being there for my best friends and family—always willing to talk, to sympathize with, and to cheer up.

James, we think that your give to friends and family is a great give. Listening, being there and chatting is a wonderful way to give back to others. It makes everyone feel happier, and will change how someone feels when you are there for them!

Thank you to all of our volunteers for their dedication to 365give. Your continued support, article writing, social media support and belief in giving, makes 365give keep going. You are the inspiration for us and our readers! Thank you.

Check out all of Jame’s writing at 365give!


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)