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Resolve to volunteer in 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

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How many times have we resolved to lose weight, exercise more, or watch less TV? Did you know that another common resolution is to volunteer? Volunteering is a great way to improve your health and well-being while being of service to your community. It may be an easier resolution to stick to since the rewards of helping others are immediate and long-lasting.

There are volunteer opportunities available in Spencer and Clay County for people of all ages, groups, and families. Some of these include:

- Delivering meals to home-bound seniors

- Assisting 4-H youth with projects

- Stocking food pantry shelves and assisting with distribution

- Helping meet the needs of individuals and families in crisis

- Driving individuals to necessary medical appointments

- Tutoring elementary students or being a pen pal

- Visiting the frail elderly

- Knitting caps and mittens for children

- Being an active part of Blue Zones projects and events

- Assisting with SCT productions

- Providing respite for care givers

Volunteers have the opportunity for a lot of flexibility. They can choose to volunteer as much or as little as their schedule allows. No one needs to continue in a volunteer position they are not enjoying, but can try other activities that suit their interests. There are one-time as well as ongoing volunteer possibilities.

For more information call RSVP Volunteer Program at 262-8858. Also check out the new Volunteer Network of Clay County website at volunteerclaycounty.com. or call 580-ivol (580-4865).



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