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Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New year everyone! 2008 is behind us but the global financial struggle is not. More than ever, community non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to help meet the resident’s needs for food, health care, transportation and many other human needs. Please consider helping out at our local food pantries, thrift shops or Schuyler County Health Check, our community’s only free health clinic for the uninsured. Drivers to medical appointments continue to be in short supply but the need is great since public transportation is limited. There are so many ways that volunteers help fill the gaps when public funding is restricted.

This year, RSVP is working to develop more “green” opportunities to address environmental initiatives through intergenerational “Citizen Scientist” projects. Watch for new opportunities to assist in development of local community gardens and projects aimed at monitoring global warming.

We want to hear from you too! What have been your greatest volunteer achievements in 2008? What types of volunteer opportunities would you like to be involved in? Please use the “comment” section to share your experiences and observations in regard to volunteerism. RSVP looks forward to your input!

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