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Monday, April 16, 2012

National Volunteer Week April 15-21

Do you volunteer? 

This week is National Volunteer Week.

Most people think they don't have the time to volunteer.  Well, that is one of the great parts of volunteering- you can decide your own schedule.  Most of us volunteer is some form or fashion, but just in case you need some help finding a place to volunteer, here you are some suggestions:

Church: Vacation Bible Schools are coming up. Tell your coordinator you want to help.
Schools: Most schools welcome parent volunteers.
Girl/Boy Scouts: Leaders are always appreciated.
Public Library
Food Banks
Soup Kitchens

Check out Hands-On Macon  or Volunteer Match for specific volunteer opportunities.

As my children get older, I hope we can begin volunteering together.  PBS Kids explains to them why volunteering is important, "The world is not a perfect place, and many people, animals, places, and communities need help. Governments and professionals try to meet everyone's needs, but it's impossible for them to do it all."  I want them to know that not only are they incredibly blessed, but God urges and commands us to help those who need it. 

So, I encourage you to find an volunteering opportunity or to share how you already volunteer.  Together, we can make a difference.

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