Volunteering in my community

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  1. njreg

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    I'm one of the few people I know who will actually admit to having too much free time. I'm thinking that I should start "giving back" to my new hometown, but I'm not sure what would be the best route to take.

    I'm a librarian by training, but my opinion of our local library system is not very high, so I'm not interested in donating my time to them. Would anyone be interested in sharing their experiences and offering suggestions?
     
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    Schools can use help. Classroom and athletic assistants and such. After school tutoring as well.

    Some towns have volunteer citizen community patrols and volunteer fire departments.

    Hospitals can use volunteers. Retired folks' homes too.

    Youth sporting groups.

    After school activities like scouting,YMCA, band, etc.

    National, state and city parks often use volunteer staff for cleanup, maintenance projects and tour guiding.

    Museums always need volunteer ticket takers, guides, docents and such.

    There's lots of stuff to volunteer for...Good luck.
     
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