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The Do Gooders Podcast

Apr 25, 2022

Did you know more than 2 million people volunteered with The Salvation Army across the U.S., according to the organizations’ 2021 National Annual Report?

That’s 2,052,933 people, to be exact, who freely gave of their time and skills simply to help—to do something.

And that gift is not isolated to The Salvation Army. In fact, the World Happiness Report found in 2021 global rates of helping strangers, volunteering and giving to charity were nearly 25% above pre-pandemic levels.

What about you?

Have you ever found yourself wanting to volunteer, but perhaps were unsure of what to do or how to go about it?

Here’s the key: You can make an impact in the Fight for Good with whatever time and skills you have.

Adriana Thiele is the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator for The Salvation Army in San Diego, California. She’s on the show to share more about her experience working with volunteers, how things have changed in recent years and how you can get involved.

And we’ve put together a guide on how to be an impactful volunteer with nine habits to help you make a difference in the lives of others. Grab your copy at  

When you strive to do good, you help build a safer world for all and give others a lasting display of the love behind your beliefs.

And studies show it’s good for you, too.


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