How to be a Hero: Motivating Yourself to Volunteer

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Heroes rise to the occasion and answer the call. The world needs you now. Learn 3 volunteering habits and tactics to help motivate you to start making a difference

Habits & Tactics

  1. Set realistic expectations
  2. Cognitive reframing
  3. Volunteer with friends

Watch  the video and then use these questions to get a deeper understanding of the topic.

  1. Use cognitive reframing to take the sentences below from a negative to a positive.
    1. I have to do my school work from Home
    2. I can’t go to my friend’s house and still comply with the COVID guidelines.
    3. I have to help with the dishes so my parent can work from home.
      Now, see if you can come up with two of your own.
  2. Brainstorm some ideas about volunteer experiences that you and your friends or family can do during this time. Consider the special circumstances we are in and always put your safety first.
    If you need ideas, check out our Individual Action Plans.
  3. We know that volunteering helps others, but what are 3 ways that volunteering helps the volunteer?

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This video is used in our character development programs in schools, juvenile detention centers and prisons. Practical habits and tactics that support character traits can increase graduation rates, decreasing teen suicide and even reduce violent crime. To learn more about the impact of our programs, click here.


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