The Good News and the People Making it Happen
Volunteering… I believe it is the fuel that energizes those that endeavor to make a difference in the world they live in.
There are certainly many causes to choose from and most are honorable and good. Northeast Arkansas has many that reflect the nature of our community spirit. We tend to favor helping those who at least try to help themselves and those that had no control such as children.
If you have never given of your time in a volunteer situation, I recommend thinking of your strengths and passion and picking a charity that reflects your values. Look up their executive director and contact them. Ask what their volunteer needs are and see if your skills fit. I am always surprised when I hear someone say, “I was not asked to volunteer for that.” Most of the time committees, boards and just plain volunteering at a community event is not a situation someone will think to “ask” you to do. The definition is “freely offer to do something” or “say or suggest something without being asked.”
So, make 2024 the year of the Volunteer! And let us know about your journey. Report back to Premiere of your experience of being part of “the Good News and the People Making it Happen in NEA.”
-Dina Mason, Publisher[email protected]