Summer is a great time to take advantage of the warm weather and enjoy our beautiful Pacific Northwest, while giving back to our community at the same time. Spending time with your grandkids? Many of these opportunities would be a great way to help instill the value and importance of volunteering so that they continue to share in the fun as they grow older and give back.
In just a couple of weeks time volunteers made over 400 items to give warmth to the homeless!
There is no shortage of places to volunteer, but how do you know the best places to volunteer, where you will be utilized and not just used!
How can volunteering your time to help a nonprofit be a scam? For the most part, especially if you volunteer in your own community, it won’t be. Volunteering locally allows you the opportunity to investigate the nonprofit because you can actually go there. You can talk to other people who have volunteered there, you can see the projects they are doing and judge for yourself, if the nonprofit is having an impact. What about deciding you want to go abroad to volunteer? There are many companies offering "Volun-tourism" to countries struggling with poverty, disasters, disease or environmental crisis. Spending a little time and some money to help make things better is the least you can do, right?
Monday January 15, 2018 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day or as it is now know the MLK National Day of Service, will you celebrate with a day ON?
You've decided to volunteer, and you've never volunteered before. So, what should you expect as a volunteer?
Have you decided that 2018 is the year to get involved in the community by volunteering? Volunteer Connections is your one-stop shop to connect you to the nonprofits that need your talents the most!
It's the "giving season" when just about everyone feels generous of spirit. Giving is not just money and gifts, it can also be your time as a volunteer to help one of the nonprofit's that makes our community better! Volunteer Connections can help you find short term volunteer opportunities for the holiday season!
Without a doubt, our Pen Pal program pairing adult Pen Pals with 5th grade students in area schools is one of our most popular activities.
Most people would agree that volunteerism is a good thing. But how many people could articulate the ways in which volunteerism contributes to the local community?
The Columbian was there to document the fun of our Pen Pals meeting face to face for the only time this school year!
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