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V is for Sitka Valerian which grows in the meadows.
V is for Vanilla Leaf which grows in the forest.
(Note--not the spice, but the leaf has a faint vanilla-like scent.)
And most of all, V is for VOLUNTEERS, who make many organizations more successful than they otherwise might be.
Volunteers learning about volcanoes at training last summer.
Volunteers working to clear a fallen tree from the trail. We needed a larger saw.
Volunteer shoveling steps in a snow bank to make the trail safer for early season hikers.
My husband and I are members of the Volunteers in the Parks at Mt. Rainier National Park. Our volunteer program at Mt. Rainier expanded tremendously last summer due to the response to needs generated by the floods the previous November, and received a national award for outstanding volunteer program. National Park Volunteers help with trail and campground maintenance, visitor services, and many other tasks that free up Rangers for vital duties.
Many organizations can use the help of volunteers to improve services. You can volunteer with church, library, senior center, youth organizations, hospice, schools...the list is endless. Volunteering can be a hugely rewarding experience. Volunteer in your community today!