What she says. This is bang on. It’s simple, it’s really stupid simple why I feel like volunteering is the key to pretty much everything.
” I’ve found that I’ve been able to bridge gaps. Gaps between classes, ages, races, gender, location…”
This is Social Capital. Cross-cutting ties. Whatever you want to call it. The kind of links that create the empathy that would stop a Tory MP suggesting disabled people should work for less than minimum wage, say. Or challenge the next set of lazy assumptions they hear in the mainstream media about young people.
It really is that powerful.