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Volunteer

Demonstrate how you can BE THE ONE in our community by volunteering. Here are a few suggestions on how you can become involved in giving back by sharing your time with others.

EDUCATION
  1. Organize a book drive with your family, co-workers, school, club or faith community.
  2. Invite a friend, neighbor or family member to attend a school board meeting with you.
  3. Read to children in your family, at your library, or with local non-profits engaged in child care or literacy.
  4. Purchase school supplies for a local school to distribute to children who need them.
  5. Enroll your child in a summer
    reading program at the local library.
  6. Donate your newspaper
    subscription to a local school
    to distribute to children who
    need them.
  7. Allow a high school student to shadow you at work and show
    them how to apply things you
    learned in school.
  8. Take the children in your life to a
    local museum, exhibit or play.
  9. Become a lunch buddy to a school child.
FINANCIAL STABILITY
  1. Bring a child in your life to a bank to have a tour and open up a savings account.
  2. Donate new or gently used
    professional clothing to an
    organization
    assisting individuals
    in seeking employment.
  3. Become a trained volunteer to assist
    at local free tax preparation sites to
    help low-income families acquire up
    to thousands of dollars in earned
    income tax credits.
  4. Contact your local representative
    about an issue affecting
    working people in your
    community.
  5. Engage with a middle school
    to teach a class on how to save
    money and watch with them as it grows.
  6. Help senior citizens learn how to
    detect and prevent fraud.
  7. Donate magazines and books or volunteer at a local adult literacy program.
HEALTH
  1. Contact your local health clinic to offer assistance with anything from distributing flyers to serving on an event committee to writing a letter to the editor on their behalf.
  2. Check into what healthy snacks are or are not available in your local schools and call on others to promote tasty, healthy meals and fun exercise at school.
  3. Start a walking group for family, friends and neighbors.
  4. Get a flu shot. Take a friend or family member with you when you go.
  5. Buy pedometers for your friends and have a fun competition for who can walk the most steps daily.
  6. Purchase personal care items such as deodorant, toothbrushes and soap, and drop them off at the local homeless shelter.
  7. Help transport families to necessary medical appointments so children can have proper screening and immunizations.