Monday, January 26, 2009

Tell Us How You Volunteer

I grew up on a cul-de-sac next to an elderly woman named Mrs. Booth. I would help Mrs. Booth bring in groceries, sit with her and have cookies, listen to stories from her past, and shovel her walkway when it snowed.

I was volunteering without even knowing it. I just thought I was being a good neighbor and friend to Mrs. Booth. Many everyday acts of kindness are the root of volunteering. Do you volunteer? Tell us how you volunteer to help your neighbors or community.

Submitted by Melissa Leibe, Program Assistant at the Volunteer Center of Bergen County.


Anonymous said...

That's a wonderful story. Many people are volunteering and not realizing it. I myself was very involved in the PTA's at my kids school. Also with the recreation sports teams in town.

Anonymous said...

That's a wonderful story. Many people do not realize that just by joining your school's PTA and helping out or helping out on community projects is really volunteering.