"I have volunteered with different organizations my entire life and truly find it to be the most rewarding work there is, regardless of the task I am performing. For me, serving others centers me and helps me to adjust my focus on the world around me," said Brad.
Currently taking time off from his career, Brad was seeking a way to remain active and engaged in the worlds of volunteerism and media when he created the idea for Thirty Days of Service. "I am passionate about helping others and have spent much of my career using the power of media to do just that. So, I wanted to do something that would allow me to roll up my sleeves, but also hopefully inspire others to do the same — that really is the intent behind thirydaysofservice.com," commented Brad.
From helping to build a community playground in 90 degree heat and getting a full body workout planting trees in a park to getting very personal recording a video for the It Gets Better Project and dealing with the sudden cancellation of his project on Day One, Brad’s journey was far-reaching and varied. Other activities included: serving veterans, food preparation and service, dog care, weeding and planting, assisting with bingo, helping kids with homework and much, much more.
"There were days I was tired or bored and wanted to quit, but I didn’t and the result was an experience unlike anything I imagined. The journey was enlightening, educational, challenging, emotional, fun and most of all rewarding." said Brad. "Never have I learned so much about myself, my community and my fellow citizens in a such a short amount of time."
"I don’t expect everyone to go out and spend thirty days volunteering, but I do hope people will go spend a day or even an hour helping others. This world will be a better place if we all serve," concluded Brad.
Brad Jamison New Jersey Ithaca College Los Angeles
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SOURCE Thirty Days of Service