Impact - Volunteers
Growing up, ‘leave it better than you found it’ was a common phrase in my household. My parents always encouraged me to give back where you can. Some people think that giving back needs to be monetary, or that you need to have direct correlation with the cause. What I’ve learned is that you can make an impact with just your influence and knowledge.
As a life mentor for Road to Hire I get to do exactly that. Sometimes you are a friend and share a listening ear. Other times, you are someone who shares feedback that may be tough, but ultimately will better the individual in the long term. You are a cheerleader, ally, advocate and so much more. Seeing my mentees successfully graduate the program and get long-lasting jobs has been such a meaningful experience. It feels like I’ve gained two friends along the way, and I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity.