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The Five Love Languages of Volunteering: Words of Affirmation

By Sierra Pope, VISTA Volunteer Coordinator

Continuing with our series on the love languages, today will be focused on words of affirmation. This might be your love language if you enjoy spreading joy through kind words or talking to a variety of people throughout the day. If that sounds like you, you might be a good fit for our reception or guest blog writer roles.

How would you be able to use words of affirmation as a receptionist? Willis Dady receptionists are often the first people someone meets as they come into the shelter. This includes clients, donors, other volunteers, and community members. A receptionist brings a welcoming and warm environment to our front desk so anyone coming in feels at ease. Someone might be looking for a listening ear and a word of encouragement that you could provide. (Any serious matters should be reported