Tag Archives: volunteer

July 12, 2018

The Double-Edged Sword of Kindness: Q&A With a Volunteer

Long-time volunteer and Kindful Leader Derek S. sat down with us to share his experiences of volunteering, leading, and his mental health journey. Q: What made you want to volunteer? A: At first, it was because I knew Justin, the founder of Project Helping.  I wanted to help out and do whatever I could to help [...]
March 29, 2018

Change Can Lead to Positive Outcomes for People

Change can be a difficult process for everyone. Often times, the excessive planning and thought process that goes into our personal goal can limit us from actually achieving our goals. When it comes to wanting to change, you need to think about the core reasons you want to change. What are you hoping to achieve with […]

March 28, 2018

4 Ways to Improve Employee Moral With Your CSR Program

Quick Tips to Improve Employee Moral Within Your Company It’s time to improve employee moral within your company. Are your employees visibly unhappy? Do they dread going into work each morning, and struggle to get through the day? Low morale causes employees to lose interest in going the extra mile. This leads to poor cooperation […]

March 14, 2018

Depression is a Bully

How to stand up to depression as a bully Bullying, like depression, is all too common. More than likely, you’ve dealt with a bully at one point in your life. There has been someone in your life who has picked on you, called you names, or made you feel like you weren’t worthy. You have probably […]

March 1, 2018

What is a Volunteer: An Acrostic Poem about What it Means to be A Volunteer by Project Helping

What is a volunteer? A volunteer is a:   Visionary Offering Love Under No Terms Enthusiast Encouraging   Resilience Volunteers are visionaries of sorts! Volunteers aren’t impractical but they are idealists who have the creativity to envision a better world. Volunteers believe in the power of people and the possibility of change. They also offer love. […]

February 22, 2018

What Three Things Do You Need to Live a Good Life?

What do you need to live a good life? First, you need a purpose. What do I mean by purpose? In some cases it means a job. Why? Because you need money. No, money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it can help get you some necessities (food, clothes, possibly a roof over your head). In […]

December 27, 2017

Volunteering: Helping Others AND Helping Yourself

Volunteering – it isn’t just helping those in need, it is helping you too When we think of the word ‘volunteering’, we often associate it with helping others. But did you know, volunteering is also helping YOU? While helping others, we are also helping ourselves. Our lives get so busy between working, taking care of […]

November 3, 2017

Volunteering Improves Physical and Mental Health

Can volunteering improve your physical and mental health? Many would assume that giving our time or monetary support is inherently rewarding. But do peer-reviewed studies reflect health benefits of volunteering? Over the past century, there have been countless studies done on the effects volunteering has on people. By building on the knowledge of their predecessors, […]

August 9, 2017

Helper’s High

Why Doing Good Makes Us Feel Good Helper’s high is another name for the uplifting feeling that people experience after doing a good deed or act of kindness. This high is rooted in natural instincts to help our fellow humans. Evolution has wired us to help each other since helping others is beneficial to human […]

March 27, 2017

March means MASSIVE Impact

Volunteer experiences made a difference in the community and on their own mental wellness this month. March means massive impact at Project Helping. At the end of March, we’ll have hosted 13 volunteer experiences in two different states. Over 115 volunteers participated. Equally important, these volunteer experiences expanded our kindfulness footprint! We’re back at A Precious Child this month […]