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The Sound of Ideas

Soup Kitchen for the Soul: Finding Your Volunteering Passion

Posted Friday, January 4, 2008

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Every year it's the same thing: the ball drops at midnight New Year's Eve, and minutes later so do all those well-meaning New Year's resolutions. One of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to help others. It sounds easy but as with so many other resolutions it's hard to stick with it. In fact, it's hard to figure out where to begin. Advice on new ways to volunteer -- and how to find the time -- Friday at 9, on The Sound of Ideas.

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Brian Broadbent, CEO of Business Volunteers Unlimited
Dianna Smith, Director, VolunteerMatch Solutions
Bill Plato, Executive Vice President United Way of Greater Cleveland

Additional Information

Learn more about the history of volunteerism in America
Trends in volunteering from 1974 to 2005
Did you know that in helping others you can help yourself? Volunteering can be good for your health! Clevelander Stephen Post wrote a book on the subject called Why Good Things Happen to Good People, and Dan Moulthrop interviewed Dr. Post on the Sound of Ideas in July.
Lawyers may get a bad reputation, but all that pro bono work is a public service!
How can corporate community service help my business?

Still looking for a way to get involved? Hands On Northeast Ohio wants you!
Other local volunteer organizations:
Cleveland Reads
The Brooklyn Animal Shelter
National Autism Association of Northeast Ohio
United Church of Christ Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns, contact Ruth Garwood 216-861-0779
Red Cross of Cleveland

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