By Terry Orr
The UN Public Service Day intends to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
Today is a great day to deviate from your routine and volunteer your time to help someone else out. If your schedule is jam-packed today, plan to do something later in the week when you have more time.
It doesn’t need to be said that there are many philanthropic opportunities in your community, country, and globe. Whether you help out at your local food pantry, clean-up a park or walk dogs at an animal shelter—the opportunities are endless! Volunteers are always needed, whether in schools, nursing homes, fire stations or churches, so be sure to get your friends and family involved too. Remember that every act of compassion and kindness, no matter how small, can make a difference!