People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Others just want to give back to their community, to help a friend or promote a worthwhile activity. Helping others kindles happiness, and doing it makes you feel good. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that it's rewarding.

 Photo by Dina Devine

Photo by Dina Devine

This is the intrinsic value of volunteering. It is not about money. It’s about contributing to the world around us with the intention of helping us all move forward.

Gratitude Migration could not exist without its multitude of volunteers. This festival needs people at each and every level and genre to make this massive project run smoothly. It could not survive without everyone who steps up and puts in energy to create this space. 

This year Gratitude wanted to say a little thank you to the volunteers by giving them their own special volunteer lounge. We took a Lodge sized dome and branded it with the Gratitude logo. Then it was filled with flooring, deco, cushions, snacks and drinks. Everything it make a volunteer feel comfortable and happy as a small reward and thank you for their wonderful service. 

We’re so grateful for all of the people, volunteers and otherwise who made this festival so great. Thank you to you all for your incredibly hard work! 

 Article by  Jodi Sharp

Article by Jodi Sharp