In today’s episode, Angie Ulibarri joins Linda Yates as they talk about being charitable and how it helps make the community stronger.
- Angie Ulibarri is a mother and wife. Her mother always engaged her in good works and grew up doing exactly that. She has an innate desire to help people in need.
- She was 12 when her mother signed her up to be an American Red Cross volunteer.
- She got very sick and felt sorry for herself. Her husband helped her get through the hard days and encouraged her. Volunteering, engaging in the community, and being charitable helped her change the course of her life.
- In the later years, she became involved and engaged with organizations such as the Atlanta Mission of Homeless Shelter. The people are so gracious and their ability to accept the service is heartwarming. Giving back appreciation makes so much difference.
Where to start
- Search for volunteer groups on Facebook. You can also search for volunteer opportunities on Google.
- There are also some web apps and programs that are available out there that you can search for to start your charitable journey.
- You can even start looking for volunteering works within your space – your neighbors, your church, or the community.
- Remember that every nonprofit that uses volunteers has its own volunteer recruiting method. If you don’t make it to a particular group then look for another and try again.
Keeping the cup filled
- Getting enough sleep is important to keep doing whatever you’re doing.
- It’s also important to look for things that you love and make sure that you spend some time doing all these things that you love and enjoy.
- Women have the natural ability to nurture and help and we need an outlet to put these abilities to good use.
- Angie’s biggest challenge was her fear but she was able to shut down the voice of fear in her head every single day.
- When you find the organization or a volunteer group that you are interested in, you will naturally gravitate toward it.
- It’s important to have faith that whatever you ask for will happen. Just keep doing what you’re doing and celebrate every milestone.
- Surround yourself with like-minded people to inspire and empower you to keep doing what you’re doing.
- Life will always have interruptions. Patience is critical to overcoming interruptions.
“How Women Can Strengthen Their Communities Through Charitable Engagement” episode resources
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