Are you considering a volunteer opportunity? They are not all created equally nor do they meet all needs. It is important to research and consider each organization carefully. I have been fortunate to find several organizations that allowed me to volunteer knowing that I am serving the community by giving freely of my time and talents. The places where I volunteer have changed over the years as I, my family and my level of commitment changed. When I was a college student I was anxious to volunteer and learned as much as I gave, as a young mom I volunteered to keep my skills current, as my children grew I involved them allowing us to volunteer together, when our children left home I became involved in disaster operations where I would travel to other states. Each stage of my life has given me new opportunities for volunteering. I would like to share two local organizations which would allow a new volunteer at most any level to serve as an individual or a family.
Wane County Sustainable Energy Network
140 S. Walnut Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691
Ph. 330-621-8932 www.wcsen.org
The focus of WCSEN is on building awareness, educating the public and offering resources to assist individuals and organization in their sustainable energy efforts. Through WCSEN volunteer opportunities are available for hands on participation during implementation of solar,photovoltaic or other systems, helping at public events by providing information and demonstrations or providing administrative skills, educational presentations or technological support. By working together WCSEN supports the local community in generating and using energy now in ways that will create a better world for future generations.
Wayne County Humane Society
1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691
Ph. 330-262-4590 www.wchs.org
The mission of the WCHS, Inc. is to provide compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, to measurably reduce companion animal overpopulation and to take a leadership role in educating and promoting humane values. Volunteer opportunities with WCHS offer working directly with the animals by walking them, helping them to socialize or direct care of the animals. Other opportunities available are clerical activities or helping at public events. If you love animals but don’t have the room or ability or care for a pet in your home at the present time you may be able to enjoy interaction with the animals at WCHS. Or if you are a pet owner and desire to support WCHS by helping in the office or at events to help promote the cause your assistance is greatly appreciated as well.
Wayne County Sustainable Energy Network
Wayne County Human Society