Do you currently have a volunteer in your life? Someone who sees that they can make a difference in the world. Someone who gives from their heart on a daily basis. Someone who knows that working together to fight hunger, protect the environment and the like is the only way that we can truly bring about change. If you do, hold onto to them, because these are the people who bring light into this world.
Finding someone to date and share your life with is not always simple. Like all parts of life, it ebbs and it flows. I’ve been traversing this very stream myself as of late so I know whereof I speak. The best way to connect with a potential partner is to find someone who is passionate about the very things that you are passionate about. Love turtles? Volunteer at a conservancy. Want to save the environment? Participate in a beach clean up. Each time that you Give Back it offers you the opportunity to do some good and to connect with like minded souls.
I do a lot of volunteering and I balance that out with my nonprofit, my job and my life filled with family and friends. It would be a natural transition to date someone who is also doing their part to make the world a better place.
I’m not saying that people who volunteer are perfect (Ok maybe a little but I’m clearly biased. :) ) but I think that it’s fair to say that by dating one you know that you are connecting with someone who has a good heart.
I, for one, think that having a partner who volunteers is really sexy. There’s something really lovely about seeing them give of themselves in service to others. Think about some of the traits that volunteers have that align with what one might look for in a partner:
Enthusiasm. (Volunteers are excited to do their part to help change the world)
Flexibility. (Each volunteer experience brings with it a bit of the unknown. As a volunteer it’s important that you are ready for anything and remain open)
Reliability. (Volunteers show up again and again for their causes)
Creative and passionate.
There are a lot of ways that love can find you. I’m just putting out the word to note how awesome my fellow volunteers are. If you can connect with someone that you know from the beginning matches your desire to change the world, I can’t think of a better foundation to a beautiful partnership. Happy Dating. If you have a story about finding love via Giving Back. I’d love to hear all about it.
Gail Anderson, CGO
(Chief Giving Officer)
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My newest segment on the Instagram page is called “Why I Give Back Wednesdays”. Each week, a new person will be highlighted as they tell us why they Give Back. I need your help to move it forward. If you’d like to share why you Give Back, please send a video 60 seconds or less to email@example.com.