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Volunteerism & Telemiracle

MMGCI Advisory February 27, 2014

Tracy Oddan

on 27 February 2014

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Transcript of Volunteerism & Telemiracle

Helping Others Everyday
Why Volunteer?

Telemiracle: an Opportunity
to Volunteer Close to Home
Where do your
Telemiracle donations go?

Because of your generosity, Saskatchewan families are able to access special needs equipment and medical treatment through the Kinsmen Foundation that wouldn’t otherwise be attainable.
How much has Telemiracle raised
for the people of Saskatchewan?
Since it started in 1977, Telemiracle
has raised over $81 million!!
Every year it takes nearly 1500 volunteers to make Telemiracle possible.
The students of MMGCI Choir Magnus have pledged their musical talents to Telemiracle 38 to help better the lives of others.
Watch MMGCI Choir Magnus perform on Telemiracle 38
in Regina
this Saturday, March 1st, 9pm, live on CTV.
... as well as opening the broadcast with country music star & TV host Beverley Mahood, singing Celine Dion's "Love Can Move Mountains."
We will be performing our own rendition of "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan...
Haven't donated yet?
Volunteering can make a difference in someone else's life.
1. It’s good for you!

Research shows that those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability as they get older and report good health more often.
2. Get happy.

Those who volunteer are less likely to be depressed. So, go for it—put on a happy face.
3. Learn something new.

Volunteering is a great way to learn a new skill.
4. Belong.

No person is an island. There is no better way to meet good people and connect with your community.
5. It feels good.

Yup—it’s true. It just plain feels good to give back to your community—it’s as good as eating ice cream. Why not do both?
6. Be up on yourself.
Volunteers consistently report a high feeling of self-worth, achievement and higher motivation.
7. Move up the ladder.
In a recent study more than 90% of employers feel that volunteering enhances job skills, and over 70% said they would hire someone with volunteer experience over someone without.
8. Get out of a rut.

Need a change of pace? Volunteering is a great way to explore and get experience in a new activity.
9. World Peace.

Okay—no one person can bring world peace, but can you imagine it ever happening without the efforts of volunteers?
10. Enrich your life.
Volunteering adds meaning in many ways, through learning new skills, making new friendships, and by making our community a better place to live.
Show yourself and people around you that you care—perhaps you can inspire them too!
Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer
Volunteering isn't about personal recognition.
We volunteer without the promise of thanks because the very act of helping is what makes being part of a community so worthwhile.
As you move through life, you are not only shaping what your relationships with other people will be, you are shaping the world.
Why not make the world a place where empathy and selflessness reside, rather than a community of "me, me, me"?
Because together, we
make a difference.
Individually, you could choose to spend five dollars on this...
Or you could donate that five dollars to helping others. Think how much we could raise if everyone did this?
You might not miss a few bucks. But it could make a huge difference in someone else's life.
No amount is too small.
There are as many different ways to help those in need as there are people who need help.

What talents or abilities do you possess that you could be using to help others?
We all have talents & abilities to share with others.
We have chosen to volunteer, not for the notoriety of being on TV.
We've chosen to volunteer
because we

...or this...
...or these...
"Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless."
"Never underestimate your ability to make someone else’s life better – even if you never know it."
– Greg Louganis
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