What does being a volunteer mean to you? Whether it’s volunteering at your church with a children’s program. Or maybe you help at a local homeless shelter. Maybe you donate to the Red Cross. Or even pay for the person’s meal behind you at the drive thru. No matter the style of “volunteering” you’re doing, you’re making an impact on the community and the people around you. There’s an old saying I heard once that I think has a lot of truth: “The happiest people I know are volunteers.”
Why do you think that is? I think its because there’s a personal fulfillment that comes from helping someone. A simply selfless act of kindness makes anyone feel better. Giving to someone without wanting anything in return. Truly makes you feel better each night when you lay your head down to sleep. At least that’s what its like for me.
The dictionary defines “volunteerism” as the policy or practice of volunteering one’s time or talents for charitable, educational, or other worthwhile activities, especially in one’s community. To me, this is so very true and even goes beyond that.
Volunteering is a crucial component to many, if not ALL, local non-profit organizations. Each one of us is given a God-given talent to do his work through helping others. I truly feel that my talent was the use of my “voice” on the airwaves. When I returned to 94.7 WBIO in April, I wanted to capitalize on the fact that our call letters stand for “We Believe In Owensboro.” To me that means providing programming that is LOCAL and meaningful to the community.
That’s one reason why I created the “We Believe In Owensboro Segment” on my afternoon show every Thursday evening at 5:30. I sit down and chat with a different local non-profit organization each week and help them get the volunteers and help they need. I’ve chatted with folks from Volunteer Owensboro, St. Benedict’s Homeless Shelter for Men, Crossroads, Red Cross, Benchmark Family Services, among others.
Talking to these folks each week means a lot to me, WBIO, The Cromwell Radio Group, and the sponsor of the segment, Hillview Farms Meats in Owensboro.
Volunteers are the backbone for many of the non-profits we chat with. We, at the Cromwell Radio Group, are dedicated to providing the type of programming we can be proud to share with our listeners.
We are also excited to have different radio stations with different formats and programming for many different walks of life. We are growing each day and are also excited about other great additions to our LOCAL programming coming soon. Keep listening to our stations, visit our website, and watch social media to find out what’s coming!