“You make a living by what you get.
You make a life by what you give.”
The Joy of Volunteerism
The ideal ultimate desire in society is the achievement of the common good. Good initiatives in this world are most often accomplished because individuals pursue their dreams and aspirations. The people with these dreams are the ones who change society – the change agents for the common good.
Changemakers are people who contribute to the field of making a positive difference in society. More often than not, their desire is triggered by an experience with volunteerism. Volunteerism stories are innumerable. Around the world, individuals from all walks of life offer their time, talent and treasure to initiatives that help make our society better. From building houses for typhoon survivors, holding medical missions in far-flung villages, teaching underprivileged kids to be prepared for college or employment, painting classrooms, reforesting watersheds—the activities pursuing the common good are multiple and varied.