Sunday, October 16, 2011
Raise Your Hand to Volunteer
To annonymous, volunteer and helping others in a Soup Kitchen, or radio reading service, (which always needs volunteers to read the newspaper and other material for blind and print-handicapped people) and counseling at a Pioneer Home or conducting activities or visiting veterans etc. is fine. I am talking about it as a daily diet because 70 to 80% of disabled people are not being employed at their right of education, skill and varied experience. No one wants to be kicked to the curb. Many volunteers are smart, or just starting out. I happen to have two masters' degrees, and a lot of experience I would like to use to be a tax-paying citizen, and to really help people. There is no doubt that volunteers save trillions of dollars for government and private and non-profit agencies, and that is okay if that is a choicee. But, when it is not a choice, then i ask who would "choose" to do it for a long period of time? We have a very generous country and state for that. Thanks for listening. Koraling Lynne I'm just bringing up the point that some groups are more likely to be targeted for voluntary service when they are capabel of good-paying jobs, especially women.