We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
-- Sir Winston Churchill
This quote by the famous British statesman and former prime minister of England speaks to the very heart and spirit of volunteerism.
The act of giving your time, talent, and energy to a worthy cause not only benefits the recipient (whether it be an organization or a single individual), but – speaking from my personal experience – does a world of good for the volunteer, as well.
As engineers, we have a great opportunity to volunteer our knowledge, problem-solving skills, time, and energy with a wonderful organization - the Community Engineering Corps (CE Corps). I was involved with this group’s first project in Ohio and was honored to participate in the What’s in My Backyard? campaign designed to showcase various examples of how engineers, technical professionals, and students can connect and volunteer our time to communities and organizations in underserved rural and urban settings throughout the U.S.
For more information on this important organization and how you can become a CE Corps volunteer, check out: https://cecorps.narrasys.com/#/story/cecorps-wimby/volunteer-with-cecorps and the CE Corps' website: www.communityengineeringcorps.org.