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 By John McAlpine    News    January 17, 2020

Feeling guilty? Do some good!

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” — Voltaire You can do some good this way: Help a Neighbor- There is no fancy or cute way for me to describe this volunteer job. It is something we all have to do. The thing is, some of us...

 

Nothing beats the joy of giving

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller You can bring some cheer this way: Help Someone by Listening - If you have a few hours a week, the ability to write short...

 

Make yourself happy; make yourself useful

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Here are some ways to be useful: Volunteer Chore - The...

 
 By John McAlpine    General    July 19, 2019

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” – Erma Bombeck Here are some ways to help others: Peer to Peer Counselor - To... Full story

 

You can make a difference just giving your time

As we work our way through the spectacular (usually) summers we get here in the Northwest, it’s good to remember that people all around us struggle with things we might take for granted. Volunteer Transportation – In our automobile-centric... Full story

 

Timeshare: Washingtonians are big on volunteering

These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities that exist in Snohomish County. No matter where you live we can find something for you. Questions? Call me at 425-374-6374. How does our state rank in terms of volunteering? Data from 2015... Full story

 

You can make a difference

These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities that exist in Snohomish County. No matter where you live, we can find something for you. Questions? Call me at 425-374-6374. What are the benefits to volunteering? According to the Corporation...

 

Volunteering: Develop a healthy lifestyle while helping others

These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities that exist in Snohomish County. No matter where you live, we can find something for you. Questions? Call me at 425-374-6374. Sometimes I’m...

 

Volunteering – It’ll cure what ails ya!

In this initial column I thought I’d write a little bit about why I’m qualified to write this column. Kind of a “getting to know you” article. I have been recruiting and placing volunteers my whole time with Catholic Community Services, in do... Full story

 

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