Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” The volunteers in Lenawee County truly take that to heart. Although we recently celebrated National Volunteer Week, we should always take time to recognize the people who tirelessly give their time to others and to encourage new volunteers to help our community thrive. The Lenawee Community Foundation and its program VOLUNTEER Lenawee! would like to thank all Lenawee volunteers. Without you all, this community would not be as strong as it is. You truly make Lenawee County a better place with your hard work, selflessness, and dedication. If you are interested in volunteering, there are always opportunities to become involved in your community.
The Lenawee Community Foundation is looking for people to assist with their spring yard work. If you are interested, call 517-423-1729.
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Michigan has many opportunities to get involved. For more information, contact their coordinator Kristine Dewey at email@example.com.
If you are ages 12-21, the Lenawee YOUTH Council meets twice a month at the LISD TECH Center. The youth volunteer once a month, go on college visits, explore careers, and more. For more information, call Paula at 517-423-1729.
Housing Help of Lenawee is looking for volunteers to help with cleaning and other projects. To get involved here, contact Amy Luce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know someone who has made a difference in the community through volunteering? You can say thank you by nominating them for Volunteer of the Week which is published in The Daily Telegram. To nominate a person or group, contact Paula Trentman or Alissa Reeder at 517-423-1729 or email@example.com.
It’s never too late to get involved in your community. Let’s try to make every week volunteer week!
Alissa Reeder is an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) with the Lenawee Community Foundation. She serves 20 hours per week with the Lenawee College Access Network, and 20 hours weekly with VOLUNTEER Lenawee!