From Volunteer to New Career
Kelly Crawford, a 22-year-old college student, signed on as a volunteer for candidate Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. She criss-crossed the country several times during the campaign. One year later, she was a member of the White House staff.
E. P. Jones was a bookkeeper with a story to tell. It took her two years to write the tale of what it was like to grow up in the foster care system of New York from the age of six. Three years after her book, Where is Home? was published, she is a national consultant and trainer to foster care and child welfare agencies.1
Shelley Reecher was attacked by four men while running in the park. She got and trained a dog for personal protection, and now operates Project Safe Run, which lends trained dogs for women to run or walk with.
All of these women started out by volunteering time and energy to causes they passionately believed in. Now they all get paid to do the work they love.
Perhaps you too are at a point in your life where you want to serve your community, or change the world. Are your volunteer hours so