Over the years, cliques have developed a bad rap for bringing out the worst in people and making others feel small. While it’s true that in the playground, high-school, or work setting, a clique can be harmful; if appropriately handled, cliques can have some positive advantages for your volunteer team.
With more people working from home and practicing social distancing, a lot of attention has been given to our need to connect. Humans are social creatures. We crave meaningful interactions. And it’s not a matter of personal preference or whether you are an introvert or extrovert. There is a distinction between loneliness and solitude. We all need significant connections. Why does a community matter?
Our world is experiencing a global pandemic.
But in the middle of the darkness, hope shines the brightest. In addition to the brave men and women who serve in hospitals and care facilities, we see people coming together to fight sickness and offer support to their community.
People have reached out to us at Volunteer U to see how they can aid their neighbors. If you’re curious how you can serve during the COVID-19 epidemic, below are a few ideas to get started.