#3 “Stand-Out Moments”

Be The Change – Episode #3

In our third episode, each of our storytellers recalls one moment in service that they carry with them still today. These are singular perspectives gained in Cuba, Crete, Romania and Tanzania that turned their heads and made them think about how important one individual can be on a volunteer team.

Our first storyteller is Jeff, who talks about service as a channel for understanding and friendship, and says one seemingly ordinary moment pulled it all together for him in a most extraordinary way.

Lynn tells a touching story about helping a young, withdrawn student blossom by taking a personal interest in his musical skill.  The personal connection that resulted typifies the mutual benefit of genuine service.

Caring for abandoned and disabled babies and toddlers has become Evan’s calling. But, in a pediatric hospital ward in Romania, Evan said a breakthrough moment between an autistic child and a talented volunteer left her breathless.

Lisa returns with a follow-up to her story in episode one.  In this episode, she recalls a moment that taught her how true communication occurs when we shed our own conventions and find a common language.

Episode storytellers: Jeff, Lynn, Evan, and Lisa

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  1. Lois Alter Mark
    Lois Alter Mark says:

    These are the stories everyone needs to hear. It is amazing to hear about moments that are life-changing for both the volunteer and the person they’re helping. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us.

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  2. Carol A Cassara
    Carol A Cassara says:

    Ruth’s life definitely epitomizes “being the change”. She does so many things, and they all have impact. But these stories? And her own work? That’s really being the change in a big way!

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