Hit the Open Road on a Mission

Ah, the first signs of spring are emerging. Ok, ok—so it hasn’t quite warmed up enough to shed the jackets. But in no time, the birds will be chirping and the warmer weather will sneak in. And when it does, you’ll want to be out in the great outdoors.

But instead of using the much-needed outdoor time to focus on your tan, you could spend it making a difference for others. You could travel near. You could travel far. But wherever you go, there’s somebody out there who needs some help. Take a mission trip to do good and you’ll feel great about your time spent amidst the great outdoors.

Normally when you think of mission trips you think of a weeklong event to a faraway land with hard, intensive labor. But your mission trip doesn’t have to fit the stereotype. Instead, you could choose a nearby location and a weekend trip. There are people everywhere who need a helping hand.

So, how do you choose?

You’ll feel more in tune with the cause if you feel a connection to the work you’re doing. Think about the different organizations that you’re currently involved with and the ones that you’d like to try your hand at helping in the future. This is the perfect opportunity to get started.

Also, look for a trip where you can utilize special skills that you already possess. If you’re used to construction work, find a trip that would allow you to work with your hands constructing and building. Disaster relief could be a great job for you. If you know how to sew, knit or crochet, look for a mission trip where you’ll need to make clothes or other fabric-related products. Whatever your skill, there’s a mission trip out there for you.

No matter what your niche of helping, once you find it, it’s time to hit the road. Maybe for a week, a month or an extended stay. Whatever you choose, you’ll feel great knowing you had the opportunity to help somebody else achieve a mission.

Remember, you define the mission. You define the trip. Go by your own rules. Gather up a group of friends and hit the road, because there’s help needed out there.

Our Customers Say it Best

  • MacPractice, Inc
    MacPractice, Inc

    "The support and assistance Continuum provides to our employees, their families, and to our company is invaluable. We are proud to partner with them in providing our staff with such a tremendous resource."
    - Loretta Young, Director of Human Resources, MacPractice, Inc.

  • Hexagon Lincoln
    Hexagon Lincoln

    “Hexagon views Continuum EAP as a key business partner and a valued resource for our employee populace. Continuum provides high-quality — and confidential — educational and counseling services for “Team Hexagon.” The professional staff is always available and willing to help at a moment’s notice.”
    - Matt Becker, Human Resources Manager, Hexagon Lincoln

  • NebraskaLand National Bank
    NebraskaLand National Bank

    “Continuum has been such a great benefit for NebraskaLand National Bank. Once a month we offer employees a “Lunch ‘N Learn” where we feature a Continuum HelpNet webinar and provide lunch. We have received great feedback from employees and attendance continues to increase each month.”
    - Stacey Dawkins, Human Resources, NebraskaLand National Bank

  • Lincoln Electric System
    Lincoln Electric System

    “Continuum remains proactive in offering monthly workshops that address what organizations are currently experiencing in today’s work environment. They are also a great resource when wanting to bring customized training onsite to address topics relevant to the larger employee population. The Continuum staff has been professional, helpful, cooperative and effective.”
    - Anita Schinstock, Learning & Development, Lincoln Electric System

  • Duncan Aviation

    "We look to Continuum as a strategic partner, in helping our employees cope with stress at work and at home, which leads to improved work performance, decreased absenteeism, and greater workforce retention."
    - Leon Holloway, Team Member Services Manager, Duncan Aviation

  • Union Bank and Trust
    Union Bank and Trust

    "Continuum EAP's dedication to providing a vast array of personalized services to our employees and their family members is invaluable. Their response time, individualized attention, and thoroughness to make our employee's personal and professional health and well-being a top priority is superior."
    - Chad Thies, Vice President, Union Bank & Trust

  • Assurity Life Insurance
    Assurity Life Insurance

    "Continuum is part of Assurity's high performance culture. Trust has been created for associates who use their services for personal life issues but also for work issues whether they refer themselves or a supervisor refers them. Continuum's expertise demonstrated by all staff aligns to our mission and values and helps associates understand there are resources available for them and their families. The value the Assurity Team receives from Continuum is a measure of performance and risk management. I have worked with them for over 20 years and would choose them over the other two employee assistance programs that I have worked with."
    - Jan Zoucha, Assurity Life Insurance

  • NE State College System
    NE State College System

    "The Nebraska State College System has been very pleased with the services we've received from Continuum. Continuum's experience and expertise have served our employees and College administrators very well. Continuum is extremely responsive and skilled at coaching, consulting, and providing a variety of employee assistance services. In addition, our employee feedback from training sessions has been very positive."
    - Kristen Petersen, General Counsel & Vice Chancellor, NE State College System

Powered by Firespring.org