Volunteerism is the drumbeat of BeadforLife.

By volunteering with us you are creating sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty. We value the service of volunteers and their dedication to our mission because of the incredible difference it makes. In the last decade, volunteers have donated over 170,000 hours of their time to BeadforLife.

When asked what inspires her about being a Community Partner in her community of Boca Grande, FL, Boots Tolsdorf passionately explained:

"I love having the opportunity to explain to women and children and yes, men too, the definition of extreme poverty and how the vision of BeadforLife continues to help Ugandan women who possess so much courage, commitment and love. They share their strength of character with their fellow 'sisters' and their own children, as well as with orphans, which completely overwhelms me; they are my inspiration. I also get an opportunity to connect with intelligent, hard-working, compassionate, funny delightful Community Partners from all around the U.S., not to mention working with the most caring staff in Boulder, CO. I can't lose here! I have everything to gain!"

Over the course of a year, nearly 100 volunteers comprised of students, working professionals, retirees, young mothers, and church and student groups, dedicate their time in our Boulder, CO office. Volunteer opportunities include working within different programs such as Bead Parties, Education or Fulfillment, representing us as a regional representative, or scheduling a large volunteer group activity for your local church, work or youth organization.

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We partner with organizations and volunteers across the continent who support and collaborate with us to raise awareness and funds to support our programs and members in Uganda. Volunteer opportunities include representing us as a regional or country representative, attending community events on behalf of BeadforLife, or helping to develop wholesale partnerships.

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