Virtual Retreat – Reflecting on Volunteer Service

by | Jul 19, 2014 | Spirituality and Spiritual Practice

FSG_press_release.pdfBusted Halo offers a Virtual Retreat for Reflecting on Volunteer Service – A guide for building a culture of encounter by Genevieve Jordan Laskey

Have you spent time volunteering or on a service trip? Did the experience excite, affirm or even challenge you? Use our virtual retreat to help you reflect on your experience and take some next steps toward building a better world. Whether you volunteered on your own or with a group, this retreat is for you. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a list of additional resources to get you motivated to volunteer again.

From the beginning…

After a service project or day of volunteering, find a comfortable place where you can reflect on
your experience without distraction. If you volunteered with others, invite them to join you for
this retreat.

Now settle into the moment:

  • Find a silent or peaceful place.
  • Close your eyes and breathe deeply.

Slowly walk through your day, paying attention to your thoughts and emotions.

  • How did you feel before you started the service experience? What were you excited about?
  • Was there anything that made you nervous or uncomfortable?
  • Where and with whom did you experience joy or gratitude?

Recall each encounter of the day and how you reacted to it.


It continues (pdf) with a reflection related to Pope Francis thoughts on a culture of encounter and some questions for further reflection…