Roddy Reef is a hard working and adaptable manager from Denver, Colorado with an extensive record of commercial construction experience. Roddy has many hobbies as well, however volunteering seems to be his favorite as it allows him to pursue his hobbies while finding ways to invest in other people.
For example, one volunteer organization Roddy helps with is Colorado HorsePower, which is an equestrian therapy company that assists people in need. Here he can pursue his love for horse riding while helping someone else also learn to appreciate this activity.
Shining Star, another non-profit, provides activities for children with cancer while also providing an opportunity for these children to get out of the hospital and enjoy skiing in Aspen, Colorado. Through this organization, Roddy can enjoy skiing while also helping children.
Roddy Reef also participates in a golf tournament for The Wounded Warrior Project. Here he can apply his golf hobby while assisting veterans and other volunteers.
Lastly, Roddy Reef volunteers for Habitat for Humanity at a retail location. Roddy purchased his home improvement hobby supplies for Habitat for Humanity, while funding new and remodeled housing for people in need.
What is your hobby?
I love the outdoors! I have several hobbies including golf, skiing, fishing, riding horses and home improvement, however the hobby I spend the most time on would be volunteering in my community. The great thing about volunteering is I am able to help others while also engaging in activities I enjoy like horseback riding, skiing, etc.
How did you get started with this hobby?
Fortunately I have been able to pick up this hobby of volunteering throughout my life, but especially recently while I have had more free time thanks to the pandemic. More and more people are struggling to make ends meet thanks to the state of the economy and I want to be able to give back to them.
Tell us what you love about your hobby.
What I love about volunteering is being able to help people in need and making a difference in my community, in conjunction with being able to enjoy my favorite sports and recreational activities. What better way to spend our time than by helping someone else to be able to do something that we already love. Why can’t volunteering be considered fun? There are so many different ways to give back with your time.
What types of things/equipment have you spent money on for your hobby?
Mostly just contributions. Since it’s volunteering, the biggest “contribution” I can make is my time. I have given plenty of my personal hours over the years and that can be valued way higher than any dollar amount.
What are some of your favorite places to shop for your hobby?
My favorite places to shop for my hobbies are mainly in Colorado where I currently live. Thankfully, Colorado is perfect for those who love the outdoors. We have mountains, snow, rivers, forests; There are limitless opportunities for discovery and exploring.
How much money have you invested into this? How much would a beginner have to invest to get started?
It varies, generally volunteering is just a cost of your time. I would say in this case that you should figure out how much time you can invest and stick to that. You may just find that you enjoy it so much that you spend even more time than you originally thought.
Are there any good books for beginners?
I am sure there are linguistic publications. I don’t personally know any titles, but I’m sure there are some out there if one was really interested. Try your local library!
Are there any online videos you recommend to help beginners?
I am sure there are videos however I do not have one to recommend at this time. YouTube is an excellent resource and volunteering has so many facets. I would just start by googling what interests you and go from there.
How has your hobby changed your life?
Giving back is important and a good way to live. It permeates every aspect of my life as it makes me a better person. I invest someone else’s life but they also find ways to invest in me. You’ll discover it’s a give and take.
What advice do you have for others starting out with this hobby?
Be creative, help people in conjunction with your hobby. Find an area that you are passionate about already and search for ways to give back to others in that area. The sky’s the limit!
Connect With Roddy Reef:
www.facebook.com/roddyreefdenver/ or linkedin.com/in/roddy-reef-503a3120