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Volunteer Spotlight – Writer Theresa

Our organization is powered by volunteers from all over the world. TheresaKim has joined us from Stoney Creek, Ontario where she is a freelancer and serial volunteer for many organizations. We love the contributions Theresa as made through her writing and appreciate the time she takes to write for all of us!

We asked Theresa why she decided to volunteer for 365give and she shared her answers. Thank you Theresa for being a great part of our team at 365give!

Theresa Kim – 365give Volunteer

How did you become interested in 365give?

I was looking for a volunteer writer position through which I could make the world a better place – especially by inspiring people to become happier and more loving. I wanted to volunteer for organizations with missions that I could believe in and support. During my research for such organizations, I found 365give and its Inspirational Volunteer Writer position.

Why did you want to volunteer at 365give?

I am a believer and practitioner of doing little acts of love consistently to make a positive impact in the world. When I found the Inspirational Volunteer Writer position at 365give, I did some research on 365give; I learned about its mission of improving lives and the world by promoting the habit of daily giving. This mission resonated with me and how I live my life, so I decided to volunteer for 365give.

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

It is very rewarding when I see my written works on 365give’s blog; knowing that they reach people all over the world and (hopefully) inspire them to be more generous is great. It’s been also very rewarding to learn more about writing and becoming a better writer; I can use my improved writing skills to help others better and more effectively.

Have you volunteered at other organizations? If so, where?

Because I have a million different interests, I’ve held a variety of volunteer positions for many different organizations. I’ve prepared and served meals at homeless shelters; taught English at a university; helped students with math homework at a local library; and drew illustrations for a church bulletin. Besides my work with 365give, I also write blog articles for a Catholic young adults organization (Faith Connections in Toronto, Canada), and I teach Sunday school at a local Catholic church.

What is your most inspiring give?

I’ve been sponsoring a family of three in India with a donation of $20 per month. $20 per month in Canada is not a life-changing amount, so I don’t consider myself or my act of donating inspirational. However, what is inspiring for me is knowing that my little act of generosity is changing lives of three people. It strengthens my belief in consistent little acts of love resulting in a huge positive impact, and it encourages me to continue performing little acts of love any time and any way I can.

From all of us at 365give, thank you Theresa!

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)