Volunteer Stereotypes

Bleeding hearts…do-gooders…dove-eyed idealists–not terms especially positive. In fact, my dictionary gives the definition of a do-gooder as ‘a well-meaning, but unrealistic or interfering philanthropist or reformer’. Wow.

But volunteers range anywhere from moms in the local PTA to doctors doing surgeries in war zones. When you think of a volunteer, what image first comes to your mind?

Why is that?

Welcome to the Volunteer Fringe.



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