getting back to volunteering
February 28, 2011 § 2 Comments
I used to be really good about volunteering in the community. After my career picked up its pace, it fell by the wayside. Becoming a part of my community is an important part of this project and I can’t think of a better way than through volunteering. It’s something I’ve missed over the past few years.
I’ve already done a bit of research and there are a few places I have in mind to visit and learn more about this week that I could volunteer with:
I’m interested in finding out ways of working with Veterans, especially those who may be in transition coming back from War. I’m going to visit the outreach center since I’m finding it difficult to find specific volunteering opportunities online.
This program sounded really interesting. They promote the well-being of disabled people through horseback riding. I grew up riding horses and think this could be a great program to be involved with.
Boulder Reads is a program through the public library that helps adults and children discover the power of reading. I’m a huge reader and think it’s such an important thing for kids to learn to love. I’m lucky to have had a mother that always took me to the library.
This organization is committed to ending violence against women, youth and children through support, advocacy and education. I may not be able to commit to the weekly schedule of this but I think the cause is worth learning more about at the very least.
Living in CO, you come across interesting wildlife just about everyday; we have deer that visit our yard daily. This organization helps rehabilitate injured wildlife.
If anyone knows of any other organizations that would be interesting to check out, please let me know. I would love to learn more about where others volunteer.
Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center was the one we were talking about in book club: http://www.boulderwomenshealth.org/
I’m also a huge fan of Habitat for Humanity Flatirons edition bc building a house and actually seeing it go up and having a part of that is so satisfying!
we should sign up for a habitat project together. i know John would love it as well. any excuse to use power tools and he’s there!