Join S.E.R.V.E. - Make a Difference!
The reward we seek is not for the volunteers putting forth the effort. They are rewarded by earthly feelings of warmth and joy, and their efforts are certainly noted in heaven.
The real eternal rewards we seek are for those we serve, the broken-hearted, the lost, and the hopeful seekers. Our prayer is that they find and commit to an earthly life with Jesus, and their eternal reward!
How does SERVE work? What does it do?
The area surrounding Day One contains a larger metropolitan area and several smaller communities. Within this geographical area, the population lives like most other American communities. Daily media, social, personal, and organizational issues challenge every individual. Struggle seems the dominant activity, and stress seems the dominant emotion.
Stress is a disruptor of so many things. In young and old alike, it can become a killer.
There is a solution for human stress and struggles. The solution can be found through Jesus!
Within all communities, Christian organizations stand ready to employ volunteers in the battle against stress and struggles. They know what to do, and how to do it. They just need Christian volunteers.
Within all communities, individuals exist who desire to volunteer their time and effort to relieve the stresses and struggles of others. They only need a place to serve, and possibly some funding, training, or tasks.
SERVE is dedicated to matching these organizations and potential volunteers, so both can be successful, and so our communities can reap the benefits.
Our hope is that God will lead us in the construction of a computer-based system for connecting volunteers with organizations needing assistance. For those organizations, a pre-approved list of potential volunteers can be a huge benefit. For the volunteers, multiple opportunities and varied training can be rewarding and educational. During emergencies, a pool of willing and trained volunteers could be a life-saving benefit for entire communities.
What benefits are there for the volunteers?
Universally, caring volunteers in most activities reap the blessings of internal warmth and joy. It just feels good knowing that we stepped beyond our personal boundaries for the benefit of others. Day One desires to enhance those feelings with some practical benefits for the volunteers.
The first benefit is direction. Sadly, many millions of potential volunteer hours are wasted every year in our nation, because people just didn’t know who to contact. The SERVE program will provide a one call, one registration, source of community volunteer opportunities.
SERVE is designed to provide multiple training opportunities for interested volunteers. Whether a person needs baby-sitter certification, or specific on-the-job training in a certain field, or desires to become certified as a Chaplain, this program can help them obtain what they need and want.
Believe it or not, volunteering is also a great way to get recognition for time and effort wisely invested. Many employers, universities, and social organizations value a personal history of volunteer service. The US Navy actually provides a medal for volunteer efforts while enlisted. SERVE allows volunteers to track multiple volunteer efforts, and awards a certificate for hours of service completion.
Most of all, working with other Christian volunteers, doing work that serves the Lord, is a great way to build solid personal growth and develop good character.
Commitment is the cornerstone of character.
Volunteers often learn how to keep their commitments, become confident leaders, and discover how to plan for future success through their gift of personal time and effort.
How can I become involved?
Simply contact Day One via our email, and reference SERVE. We'll contact you with additional information.
SERVE is funded by donations. If you desire to help fund these efforts, please click here, and specify SERVE. We voluntarily thank you for your caring support!