Beach Walk 716 – Volunteering to Vocation

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More and more brave souls are leaving their “known worlds” for life as an adventure, the kind without a job for a safety net. Decades ago the book appeared, “Do What You Love and The Money Will Follow”:http://www.barefeetshop.com/book-1000-0440501601-Do_What_You_Love_The_Money_Will_Follow_Discovering_Your_Right_Livelihood.html that really knocked loose some hard-formed notions. Still, only one generation has grown up with that message, so it has barely made a dent in our global consciousness. Some people are using volunteering as a step in that direction. Such is the story of my friend BJ Wishinsky who is now at “Anita Borg Institute”:http://anitaborg.org/about/who-we-are/bj-wishinsky and also “Joe Philipson”:http://www.twitter.com/jphilipson the photographer who is helping to define a whole new sector: social media photographer.

I’d also to thank the many volunteers who helped on Podcamp Hawaii. “Judi Clark”:http://www.twitter.com/judico was both the WordCamp wrangler and the one who helped me track and acknowledge the many volunteers on that event. “Kyle Nishioka”:http://www.twitter.com/madmarv was the tech and venue manage and did a wonderful job working with our many vendors. “Shane Robinson aka Secret Cameraman”:http://www.twitter.com/shane built the website and set up all of the live streaming, plus created a very cool desktop application that allowed attendees to fill out evaluations on the spot while watching the live stream or following the Twitter stream!

Update: Twitter friend “@carakitty”:http://twitter.com/carakitty/status/1004815977 also got a jpb at a Vet office after volunteering at the animal shelter.

Hawaiian Word:
ʻAʻa; _volunteer_

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Comments

  1. What a great success story about the J-Phil! Encouraging to me.
    Isn’t it amazing what can happen when we let go of anticipating outcomes?

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