By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter
The Belize Volunteer Club, is reaching out to the public to help expand its network of volunteers to support initiatives aimed at positively impacting communities all over the country.
Founder and Director of the BVC, Kadeem Bennett, explained that the organization is actively seeking individuals to give of their time and talents for the greater good of Belize.
“Doing ‘volunteer’ work because you need community service hours for school is not ‘volunteering,’ Bennett said. “You have to want to serve and want to give back.”
Bennett explained that the organizations volunteer work with other non-governmental organizations, such as Wild Tracks, Water Walkers Club, and the Young Men’s Christian Association, to carry out their activities, providing whatever support may be necessary.
Bennett emphasized that the drive to expand the number of volunteers arises from the need of support that many of the organizations trying to make a difference have.
“We are encouraging to give the time when they can, we know we wan’t be able to mobilize everybody at the same time,” Bennett said, “but the idea is to get everyone in Belize involved because if we all work together we can fix what’s wrong with our society.
Since the idea started with Bennett being the sole volunteer in 2014, the number of volunteers has grown to over 160. The BVC’s next campaign is to begin reading to the elderly at the Mercy Kitchen, beginning Friday March 27.
Interested persons are encouraged to fill out the volunteer for available on the BVC Facebook page.