Readers Write: Volunteering a rewarding experience

Readers Write: Volunteering a rewarding experience

April 15-22 is National Volunteer week and is a time to help those in need.

I find volunteering to be a most rewarding experience.

I myself am grand knight of St.Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council #5911, in Douglaston and my members and myself are involved in many charitable activities which include running blood drives.

There are many civic, religious, community, and political groups in need of volunteers. There are the sick, elderly, youth and poor who need help.

Also, there is a need for volunteers at food pantries and food kitchens not to mention a need for blood donations all year round.

The internet and local newspapers have a list of these groups that are local where you can volunteer.

We have many in our communities who are in need of your kindness and help.

So be all you can be, even if only a few hours a month. And those you will help will be glad that you did.

Frederick R.Bedell Jr.


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  1. Thanks for sharing the helpful post. Volunteering abroad would be incredible. It is the best method of gaining and learning new things from the different culture. Till now I have not participated in a volunteering activity, but, I am planning to join soon, as one of my friends have shared his incredible experience after returning from voyage humanitaire from Africa. He told me that he had been associated with ONG Shammesh for participating in a mission humanitaire. I think you can navigate here and join mission humanity and join as a volunteer.

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