Luke Buchanan is an experienced volunteer who knows how valuable local outreach efforts can be. With experience working for Habitat for Humanity, 350.org and the Spanish Education Development Center, Luke Buchanan has seen firsthand how the simple act of volunteering can have a huge impact on struggling and disadvantaged populations. He also knows how the strength and health of a community depends on the sacrifice of everyday people; people who make a serious investment of time and/or money in order to make their communities better places to live.
Luke Buchanan understands that it isn’t always easy to find the time for volunteering. People are often consumed in a myriad of problems and concerns that require a great deal of focus and attention. Luke Buchanan knows that people have often have economic and familial problems of their own, and that often times a busy professional lifestyle can seem overwhelming and highly-distracting. He also knows, however, that volunteering for a nonprofit outreach effort can be a highly rewarding experience, and that by taking a chance on something outside of your comfort zone, you may, in fact, be providing your company with indispensable support.
Luke Buchanan suggests that everyone, even busy professionals, make a concerted effort to get more involved in their communities. Even an hour every week, he says, can make a huge difference in somebody’s day. Every community, says Luke Buchanan, offers programs that encourage involvement. Committing your time to a local park clean-up effort, to serving meals at the local soup kitchen or to local educational or athletic support programs can have innumerable benefits for you and the people you are helping.
Luke Buchanan is a busy professional who continues to find the time for his community. He knows how impactful, positive and life-altering a volunteering experience can be for a community.