Monday, June 4, 2012

Do You Volunteer? Kate Needs Advice

by Kate Collins


I’ve been looking into donating some of the free time I find myself with now, but the choices seem overwhelming, and most seem to involve calling on the phone to elicit funds, which is not my cup of tea.

I already teach a creative writing class at my local woman’s shelter one morning, and work at my church’s resale shop one afternoon a week, but I’d like something that involves more activity and more people. Because I work during the day alone at my writing and am alone all evening, too, I want to do something with people.

Anyone have any suggestions? What kinds of volunteerism do you do? Do you find it rewarding? Is there anything you'd change about it?