The Value of Volunteering

Time is a very precious gift. We don’t know how much time the Lord will give us in our lives, and so we strive to use it in a way that allows us to best know, love, and serve God and those around us. Time is also a valuable resource. Entire industries are built around the fact that many people feel they don’t have enough time to do all the things they want to do. That is why we are so grateful to our many, many listeners who give their time to volunteer for Relevant Radio®.

Relevant Radio volunteers are a crucial part of our apostolate. They assist at events, answer phones during quarterly pledge drives, help with administrative tasks, and serve as Parish or School Ambassadors in their local communities. Last year, 1,119 volunteers gave a combined 16,009 hours of their time in service to Relevant Radio. This included:

  • Representing Relevant Radio at 172 parish and community events
  • Putting up 597 Relevant Radio banners
  • Distributing 1,250+ packages of Relevant Radio materials
  • 148 volunteers who assisted at Relevant Radio events

The work that volunteers do is priceless, but according to IndependentSector.org, if we were to add up the value of what Relevant Radio volunteers gave through their time last year, it would total more than $400,000! As a listener-supported apostolate, the generosity of our volunteers allow us to stretch the financial gifts of our listeners even further, and help more people bridge the gap between faith and everyday life.

Holy Land Pilgrimage with Drew Mariani

In honor of National Volunteer Month, and in gratitude for all the ways that Relevant Radio volunteers have given of their time and talent, a special Mass will be offered today at the Chapel of the Nativity at the Relevant Radio headquarters in Green Bay, WI. May the Lord richly bless all of our volunteers for their generous service to Relevant Radio!

If you are interested in volunteering for Relevant Radio, fill out this form or find out more about becoming a Parish Ambassador or a School Ambassador in your community!

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Holy Land Pilgrimage with Drew Mariani
Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at relevantradio.com and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.