So this month’s topic is “Peace through Service”. I can tell you personally that when I do service work, the whole experience is rewarding, unforgettable and brings a certain peace to my heart. This got me thinking about how other people feel when they do service work, so off to Google I went, searching for the answer. I found the majority of people feel that service is very rewarding. “There are different types of community service work...I am a social worker by choice...it is community service work...and it has led me on many strange adventures...I love being of service to my fellow human beings. It makes my heart sing and grows my spirit in ways I would never have imagined...” “To work in the community without getting anything in return is very rewarding and brings on blessings from on high, it also makes you feel ten feet tall when you see someone smile after you have helped them do something they could not have done themselves. There is no amount of money that you could get paid that would equal that feeling. It is pure joy”. “I feel healthier physically, and I feel better inside knowing that I made a difference in my community”. Michael Steger, a psychologist at the University of Louisville, KY conducted a survey of 65 undergraduates to see what made them happier; meaningful activities such as service or pleasure seeking, self-serving activities. The results found that
Volunteer of the Month: Peace Learning Center would like to recognize Keir Morris as volunteer of the month! Keir is a longtime supporter of the PLC and has served on our board, hosted PLC fundraisers, and helped us with many other events. Jay Horan, our volunteer and intern coordinator, has worked closely with Keir and says, “Keir is a joy to have around the PLC. Her infectious positive attitude and out-going personality are always a highlight of anything she is a part of. Recently, at a volunteer night at Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility, I had the opportunity to watch Keir connect with some of the youth through laughter and kindness and I felt proud to have her representing Peace Learning Center once again.” Thank you Keir for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!