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Volunteering in Your Community

A community is an important place. Why? It’s where you live, work, and play. It’s where you raise your family and find care for your children. It’s where you greet neighbors and make new friends.

Your community is made up of helpful people and places. Some of the services in your community are fire and police departments, schools, hospitals, libraries, and places of worship. You may use some of these every day. These services help keep a community healthy and safe.

You also have a part in keeping your community healthy and safe. Being part of a community means helping those around you. There are many needs in communities. All people, young or old, can help meet those needs by volunteering.

  • A retired woman is a crossing guard at school. She helps school children get across busy streets safely. 

  • A ten-year-old boy walks an elderly neighbor’s dog after school. 

  • A mom drives people in her neighborhood to their place of worship. 

  • A teenage girl helps at the local hospital. 

  • A business or family “Adopts a Highway.” They clean ditches along roads in the fall and spring.

 

These helpful people volunteer. They do something good without getting paid. They give freely of their time and talents. They help others and feel good about themselves. It is fun and rewarding to volunteer. 

Volunteering helps make a community a better place to live, work, and play. Do you want to make your community a better place? Volunteer today!

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Project made financially possible through grants from:

Southwest Initiative Foundation, Marshall Community Foundation, Southwest Regional Transition Partners, Southwest Adult Basic Education, Marshall Healthcare Partners

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