Volunteer profile: Elisa Kilbourne

Volunteer profile: Elisa Kilbourne

She is a traveler. She is a helper. She is a lover of people. Elisa is also a mother. One of her children, her son, Jeremy Bowley, died Aug. 1, 2013. He was working with a crew setting up a wedding tent on the rain-soaked lawn of a farmhouse, when a pole for the tent...
Measuring the True Value of Volunteering

Measuring the True Value of Volunteering

If you’re a Threads of Life volunteer, you will be familiar with our ongoing request that you track the time you spend on volunteer activities. You can probably attest to the fact that we ask this repeatedly of all our volunteers. The reason we do this is so that we...
The Ocean {Poem}

The Ocean {Poem}

Whenever I want to find peace within myself, I love to visit the ocean.It has to be the most peaceful place on earth;I feel like I’ve come to visit an old friend who haswelcomed me back home again.I can sit and stare out at nothing but water and sky andnot have a care...
Facing the Challenge … Together

Facing the Challenge … Together

​Since early April, when the full realization of the impact of COVID-19 began to take hold, I’ve received many requests from associations representing the non-profit sector and volunteer administrators to complete surveys. They want to learn how the pandemic has...