Sometimes we look at the way the world is and think, “This isn’t the way things are supposed to be.” Each of us wants to live in a community where families are healthy and strong. By volunteering, you help make your community a better place to live, and you become part of the solution. We all have some philanthropic bones in our bodies. Maybe you have seen a not so pleasant event happen to a friend or neighbor and have thought to yourself: “I am glad that did not happen to my family” Well, if you have ever said that, then our volunteer opportunities are perfect for you. The disease of alcoholism is one of those unpleasant experiences that millions of families in this country have to deal with. It is an ugly disease and The Diversified Intervention Group’s main focus as an organization is to provide professional therapy to those families that have been caught up in this disease of alcoholism and associated mental health disorders.
In the haste to get through all of the pressing priorities of the day at work or school and home, it is commonplace to forget about giving others the appreciation they deserve. However, when you are teaching a fourth-grade student to write, you focus on her. She shows you her latest essay; you do not hesitate to give her encouragement, saying great job and smiling. That simple gesture may do more for the student than anything she has received in the last week. The lesson, though, is to be better at recognizing others who touch your life outside of the volunteer position.