“God and angels don’t get paid even though theirs is some of the most important work around. Ditto for volunteers.”
April is National Volunteer month, which really touches our hearts here at the International Foundation of Bio-Magnetics (IFBM). That’s because ours is an organization made up entirely of volunteers. And it’s been that way throughout its 25 year history.
National Volunteer Month evolved from the original National Volunteer Week that President Nixon created in 1974. He wanted to highlight and honor volunteerism, and its huge benefits to society. Scientific studies have shown that individuals who volunteer enjoy psychological and physical benefits such as increased satisfaction of life, improved sense of belonging, lower blood pressure, and increased protection from Alzheimer’s disease. Talk about a win-win situation!
Volunteering makes us feel good while we’re doing good. Maybe that’s why approximately 62.8 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2013 and September 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
So this is the perfect time to acknowledge those selfless individuals who dedicate their time and energy making a difference at the Bio-Touch Center, at outreach events and on the Board of Directors. We appreciate, honor, thank and love you and all you do! And I am so proud to be among you.