A Passion for Education - A Volunteer Story

A Passion for Education – A Volunteer Story

“I am motivated by service. I believe that people are good and want to be successful.”

-Patrick Shearon-



Patrick shared with us his account of how he found a way to use his talents and passion to give back to the community with the help of Activate Good. Read on to find out more.


It is our responsibility as parents, mentors, and community leaders, to create an environment which enables that success for those with whom we live and work.  We must help each individual create a picture of what success looks like for them and equip them to achieve.

This is especially true for our kids.

In the summer of 2016, I was looking for a way to give back to our community.  I was in a position on my life’s journey where I thought I could use what I had learned to bring value to an organization.  I began my search online. I was immediately drawn to Activate Good because of their focus on the local community and their ability to link people and organizations together.  

On the Activate Good website I found an opportunity with the Helps Education Fund, an organization that collaborates with school-based professionals to bring research-supported materials to educators and parents.  Helps Education Fund does excellent work to provide resources to assist those children who could otherwise be left behind.

As I spoke with the leaders of the organization and learned more about the programs, I felt the role was a great fit for my passion, skills, and experience.  I was fortunate to join the Board of Helps Education Fund in January of 2017. This experience has had a positive impact on me and continues to be very rewarding by giving me an opportunity to participate with an organization that is making a difference.  I am very thankful for the opportunity to work with the excellent team of leaders of Helps Education Fund.

Visit activategood.org to find a volunteer opportunity matching YOUR passions, skills, and schedule!