Did you just make a PCS move to a new area? Have some extra time on your hands? Want to make a difference doing something you enjoy?
Meet MilSpouse Britni Miltner, author of MilSpouseResource.com, a personal blog focused on enabling fellow members of the Military Spouse community to inspire each other. Britni recently blogged about volunteering time and skills to meaningful causes. Here’s what she had to say about her experience with the Military Spouse Advocacy Network (MSAN) mentorship program.
Volunteering Is Good for You: MSAN’s New Military Spouse Support Program
… I mention volunteering a lot in my blog posts. I honestly believe that volunteering makes a person better all around. It has so many amazing benefits. (Not to mention, it is job training and experience that can be added to a resume!)
All of my life, I have volunteered: at church, at food banks, offered babysitting services, through organizations in college, and I continue to volunteer today (The Girl Scouts, Spouses’ Club, and The Junior League are all included in organizations I have belonged in the past).
I volunteer because not only is it good for my mind, body and soul, but I continue to learn much about myself and others while volunteering. I am always collecting new skills and discovering new personal strengths and weaknesses. It can be quite exciting and eye opening.
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