Have you ever taken a moment and asked yourself, what is a volunteer? Yes, we all know that volunteers are individuals or groups who help organizations, but have you ever really stopped to think about this concept?
Volunteers are people who embody the word generous. These individuals take time, one of the most precious things we have on this earth, and choose to spend it helping others. They do not ask for anything in return. They are willing to do anything you need help with. They will clean cages, bathe pets, work on weekends, organize closets, train dogs and much more. They truly do it all, but why.
In the great words of Erma Bombeck:
“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience and just plain loving one another.”
At the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, we are honored to have hundreds of volunteers who have the biggest hearts around! They do so much for our organization and never ask for anything in return. They invest so much energy. They invest so much time. They invest so much love. They don’t do this work because they want recognition. They don’t do this work because they want a hefty paycheck. They do this work because of their passion for animals. They do this work to give back and help someone who needs a hand. They don’t ask questions, they just give their time and energy and heart.
Volunteers, you are the truest form of inspiration and we are so lucky to have you as part of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton family. Each and every one of you are true treasures to our organization and words cannot express the sincere gratitude we have for everything you do. Thank you for helping us impact the lives of thousands of pets each year.