One of the biggest joys in life is the act of giving and helping, and my father could not emphasize that enough to me while he was alive. It’s a bit hard for me to imagine being a taker and never offering anything to give over the years I’ve grown up and realized how much I dislike having been a taker for most of my 27 years of life.
With the fact I’ll have a good three weeks for my winter break after my fall quarter ends this year, I think a good opportunity to make a contribution to the world and build up my experience, and hopefully film and document what I’m doing, would involve me going to volunteer in Haiti or Guatemala for a few weeks.
Here’s a couple of those links:
Just a quick though and some initial searches turned up these two for what fits into the time frame after my exam and before the end of winter break to factor in re-adjustment and jet lag. So far, so good. The next task is to look up other places, opportunities, and organizations to go with for the time frame. Then of course, to find ways to obtain funding! Show me the money, Jerry Macguire… Yep: more stuff lined up and I’m totally loving it.