Editor’s note: In recognition of PRSA’s Volunteers, we invited members of various Boards, Committees and Sections to offer their views on the importance of volunteering and reflect on what prompted them to give back to the profession through service. If you are interested in applying for a PRSA leadership position, please submit your application by visiting this link.
When I was asked to write a blog post about my experience as a PRSA volunteer and what it has meant to me, the standard cliché of the need to “pay it forward” and “you get out of it what you put into it” immediately came to mind. Why? Well, beyond the fact that they are true and I could write volumes on either of these, everyone has heard them applied to multiple motivational topics.