Today's post is written by Joseph Michael Peterson, a strategic communications and CSR manager in Washington, D.C. In his free time, he organizes groups of friends and neighbors for service projects in the surrounding community, as part of his own fledgling social organization.
I used to live in a town. Within two blocks of my house was a Big Brothers Big Sisters office, a neighborhood garden, a homeless shelter, a local food bank, a soup kitchen, the YMCA and a service-learning center sponsored by the local university. I never went.
Then last weekend I hosted a Sunday Supper and used it to launch a social club for meaningful activities and community service. But it didn't start there.
Two years ago I stumbled upon the Conference of Volunteering and Service (which, you may find to be an interesting story by itself that I blogged about here).
NCVS literally changed my life.