Vocation & Volunteering


Vocation –

  • We think of this as a job.
  • The word is from Latin and means to be called or summoned.
  • Definition: A strong feeling of suitability to a particular career or occupation; mission or purpose

Volunteer –

  • We think of this as unpaid work.
  • The word from the Latin means to want to or to wish to (think of “volition”)
  • Definition: A person who chooses to do something willingly; to offer to do something without being forced to.

This is a Venn diagram. One circle is “Be Called” and other is “Be Willing”.

  • Write some things you care called to do in one circle
  • Write some things you are willing to do.
  • Put in the intersection the things that overlap – you are called by and willing.




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