It`s very true. We like finding some time to do something for others. It builds character, it changes your mindset and you can get the chance to see life from a different perspective. It can be challenging like the Uganda Marathon what we did in 2017 as runners and in 2018 as part of the UGM team. An Adventure Like No Other and there is no question about that. It's fantastic to witness first-hand the positive impact that the donations facilitating. It was incredibly exciting to visit, connect and work with those people whose lives we changed.
It can be challenging to approach a homeless person and strike up a conversation as I did with the Under One Sky Group in London. We didn`t only hand out meals, gift cards and other necessities. We spent time with them, we had a chat, we listened to them, we tried lifting their spirit.
But there are (sadly) a million ways help the world. At the end of the day you realize that every time you do something for others you make a step in your personal growth.
Luckily volunteering can be real fun just like “working” with the Say Yes More team on every day stuff or on the Yestival. We were lucky in 2018 to be able to have fun with those massively inspiring guys, “bringing people together in the great outdoors” and “celebrating a community, positive mindset and adventurous thinking”. It was all about giving (and receiving) the chance to “take things to the next step while surrounded by nature, good people, and a determination to break down fears and make the most of life”.
The group comes together twice in winter to be split in to small teams and hit the streets of London and look out for rough sleepers. We don`t just hand out meals, gift cards and other necessities. We spend time with them, we have a chat, we listen to them, we try lifting up their spirit. As they say this is the biggest gift for them around Christmas time that they can feel human again, that they`re not being looked down or even being invisible.
“We're a social enterprise run by a team of friends who met through the YesTribe, a now global community that uses social media to bring people together in the real world, often outside”. “This motto that has turned into a movement that helps nudge people towards finding out what they’re really capable of.”