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🌞 Happy Mindful Memorial Monday!
What you’ll find inside this message:
Tips for finding your perfect volunteering opportunity
Your Mindful Monday reflection prompts
A replay of our latest episode, in case you missed it
A reminder to subscribe to The Uplifters in time for our Manifestation Workshop this Wednesday
An extended interview with(for paid subscribers only)
As we reflect today on all who have sacrificed their lives in service of others, it feels like the perfect opportunity to consider how we can, like Chrisie Canny, from last week’s episode, find strength by giving strength.
We all know how amazing it feels to give to others and make a difference, but Chrisie and I noted that it can feel hard to know where to put our efforts, find places and ways to be helpful, and integrate giving into our lives regularly.
Chrisie has a gift for bringing Uplifters together, but, there are so many ways to give. Here are some steps you can take to find volunteer opportunities:
Identify your interests and skills: Think about what causes or issues are important to you and what skills you have that could be valuable in a volunteer role. Consider your passions, hobbies, or areas where you have expertise.
Research local organizations: Look for nonprofits, community centers, hospitals, schools, religious institutions, or other organizations in your community that align with your interests. You can search online, check local directories, or ask friends and neighbors for recommendations.
Contact volunteer centers: Many communities have volunteer centers or agencies that connect individuals with volunteer opportunities. They can provide information on various organizations and help match you with a suitable position based on your skills and preferences.
Attend community events: Keep an eye out for local events, fairs, or gatherings that focus on community service or nonprofit organizations. These events often provide an opportunity to meet representatives from different organizations and learn more about their volunteer needs - and connect with like-minded people.
Utilize online platforms: Several websites and platforms connect volunteers with organizations. Some popular ones include VolunteerMatch (www.volunteermatch.org), Idealist (www.idealist.org), and All for Good (www.allforgood.org). These platforms allow you to search for volunteer opportunities based on your location and interests.
Reach out to specific organizations: If there's a particular organization you're interested in, visit their website or reach out to them directly to inquire about volunteer opportunities. They may have specific needs or ongoing volunteer programs.
Consider skills-based volunteering: Besides traditional volunteer roles, you can also contribute your professional skills to help organizations. For example, if you're a web designer, you could help create a website for a nonprofit or offer pro bono consulting in your field of expertise.
Explore virtual volunteering: In addition to in-person opportunities, consider virtual volunteering options. Many organizations now offer remote volunteer roles that can be done online from anywhere. This allows you to contribute to causes globally or even in different parts of your country.
Start small and expand: If you're new to volunteering, consider starting with short-term or one-time opportunities. This allows you to get a feel for different causes and organizations before committing to a long-term role.
By dedicating your time and skills to a cause you care about, you can make a meaningful difference in your community and, like Chrisie, find new strength and connection.
Mindful Monday Reflection Prompt
You do so much for everyone else. This is an invitation for you to take a few minutes for yourself each week to take care of yourself and your dreams by looking back at what you’ve learned and making a plan to invest in your dreams in the week ahead.
Set a timer for 5 minutes, tune out everyone and everyone else who is vying for your attention right now, write down your answers, and watch what happens next!
What did you learn last week about what works for and against you?
What’s one thing you’d like to do for yourself and your true priorities this week?
What would make it easier and more likely that you’ll do what you want and need to do?
Uplifter Workshop 1: Dreaming ➡️ Being
If you haven’t already, this is your loving reminder to become a paid subscriber to The Uplifters and join us for our first-ever Uplifters Workshop, this Wednesday!
Susannah Ludwig, from Episode 7, will co-host this workshop with me. We will guide you through the powerful visualization and activation technique we both used to make our audacious dreams come true. You will leave this hour with a stronger sense of clarity and focus on your goals, whether they are professional, personal, or relational.
This Wednesday, May 31 at 6 PM ET. We will record the session, so if this date doesn’t work for you, just tune in when the time is right. If you’ve subscribed to The Uplifters, you should have an invite in your inbox. (If you didn’t receive it, just DM me and we will hook it up.) If you haven’t subscribed yet, here’s your chance. We’d love to share this powerful experience with you!
Check out the full-length video below to hear so much more from Chrisie and Aransas, in this extended cut of their conversation, totally unfiltered, exclusively for subscribers.
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