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because you will want to set a good

museum always needs

example.

volunteers. Always

"You will stay socially active, so you

wanted to be a nurse,

will avoid loneliness and depression.

doctor? Volunteer at the

You will make new friends.

hospital. Love sports?

Sometimes work friends disappear

Be a volunteer coach

when you retire. Your focus and

for little league or at a

theirs will be different. Make new

boys and girls club. Love

ones through volunteering."

books? The libraries need help. Want to

She believes "those three aspects alone
are reason enough to volunteer."

help people in need? The Local Office on
Aging needs you.

But there's more beginning with

"Love live shows? Jefferson Center,

"the huge benefits to the community

Opera Roanoke, Mill Mountain Theater

when you give your time to help others.

all need volunteers. You can be an usher

You will come away with a renewed

and then watch the show for free. Always

sense of accomplishment and shared

wanted to build a house? Habitat for

commitment."

Humanity."

Getting started, of course, is the first

ABOVE:
Volunteers at Pack-ASnack for children in
Roanoke.

Because organizations using volunteers

challenge. Ask yourself the following,

are often connected "one volunteer gig

she suggests: "Love art? Volunteer at the

leads to another," she insists. "Soon you

Taubman Museum. Love science? Science

will wonder how you ever had time to

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