Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Headbanger Volunteer

Oh, dear. Volunteer. What have I done? I was without a thought in the world last week they mentioned that it was my turn to volunteer a theme for our small group of headbangers. Not able to find the list of ideas I had made a while back and brain dead from a rush of activities in support of my volunteers at church I came up with VOLUNTEER. I wonder what the fellows made of that. Well, you can find out by clicking their links in the sidebar.

So what was I thinking? Volunteering is a big part of my life, but rendering the concept visually in a header may be more than I can handle.

So, let's see. What are some of my volunteer activities past and present. I have been a Camp Fire Leader, briefly a 4H leader, a Scouter, a school volunteer, a library volunteer.

As National Park Volunteers my husband and I provided trail information, wildflower and wildlife
identification to visitors, and other support to the ranger staff. Here I am shoveling snow on the Fourth of July.

I have cleaned Washington Beaches.

I have walked for causes.

We are walking in Light the Night next month for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. You can support our walk here.

I have made quilts for wounded returning military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Here's a recent top.

Hey, I am even a volunteer helping folks on the Blogger Help Forum.

OMG, here I am when I went as a volunteer to India.

My husband and I have done some of this together. And he  (himself a cancer patient) is a hospice volunteer patient visitor.

My biggest current volunteer endeavor is keeping our religious education program at church organized. We are in the middle of gearing up for the new program year, with recruiting, training, parent orientation, and last minute registrations, book orders, supply orders...

But a header? what was I thinking?


imac said...

Nice pics, a whole lot of Volunteering here too Kathy, well done.
Will pop by later to see if you post a header.

imac said...

Great to see the young generation volunteering and helping out, there's hope for our planet yet, but we aren't leaving it in a good state for them.

Craver Vii said...

It is encouraging to see how a few people such as yourself love to give. Keep it up, Kat!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Kathy: You did a great job on showing the theme with expertise. Thanks for being a volunteer.

Lew said...

Wonderful work you and hubby are doing! And encouraging younger volunteers as well.