CHECK IT OUT: Volunteering one way to serve others

Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:25 AM.

“How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me — what can it be?”

This quote, whose author is unknown, speaks to the heart of volunteering.

Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) once said, “Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make not only our own happiness but that of the world at large.”

If you seek opportunities to help — or belong to an organization needing help — volunteermatch. org, idealist.org, allforgood. org and serve.gov are some excellent, vetted websites to check out.

Close to home, if you enjoy organizing and keeping things in order, we could use your help at the library.

Specifically, the library needs dependable volunteers willing and able to shelve books for a three-hour shift once a week.

Call me at 682-4432 if this would be a good match for you.



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