12. Give back to the community “ It’s hard to describe how much better it feels to get to the end of the day and, even, if you haven’t made any money, feel like you did some good for the world.” Rick Overton Laid off in January 2010 from a copywriting position Volunteered with United Way of Treasure Valley Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2009
13. Can lead to paid work After excelling in working with the kids and serving as a great example of character in her volunteer position at Fort Boise Teen Center, Christina Stevens was offered a part-time, paid position with the Idaho Parks and Recreation. “ I started as a volunteer for Wishing Star Foundation when my child was a baby in 2001 and was offered the Boise Regional Director position in 2006. I love my job!!!” Tracy Shaw After being laid off Joe Stanek started volunteering at the Meridian Foodbank to get out of the house. He proved his strong work ethic as a sorter and driver and was offered full-time work as a warehouse worker in November 2010.