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Resolve to volunteer in 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

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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