By Glen Turner – Special to the Sydenham Current

Earlier on, I wrote a piece about volunteering.

Now, much later, I want to re-visit the same topic.

I have been so impressed lately with the programs I volunteer for, and am in constant amazement about the amount of time that people devote to so many organizations, groups and institutions that exist in our community.

The motivations to get involved as a volunteer are varied, too.

Some get involved with a group because of personal interest in what the group does. The Sydenham Naturalists come to mind.

Some get involved to meet other people.

Some get involved just to keep busy. It sure beats sitting at home, staring at a variety of screens.

Many get involved for the betterment of the community.

Many get involved just to help others who aren’t as fortunate as themselves.

My challenge needs to be repeated.

If you volunteer with one program… make it two.

If you volunteer with two programs… make it three.

If you don’t volunteer at all, well…

Whether it’s helping out a service club, serving community meals, staffing the museum, canvassing for medical causes, helping out at the hospital… or even just driving people to medical appointments, the needs are still huge.

If you don’t volunteer, you sure are missing out.

And so is your community.