Sometimes, the challenges in our community are overwhelming and it can be hard to know where to start. However, if you pick one or two things that speak to your heart, you can make a difference. Like a patchwork quilt, each of us can bring our own piece, however big or small. If we work to bring those pieces together and make sure to address any holes, our community is covered. Perhaps you have an interest in literacy, food access or medical care? Maybe you want to see less trash on the roadsides? Or maybe you want to connect with older adults in the community to ensure they aren’t forgotten during the holidays — or any other time of the year? You can do so many things to help: What calls to you?
Volunteering is a great way to add your piece to our community quilt by connecting your interests and skills to community needs and creating meaningful relationships in the process that have a positive impact. At Five Rivers MetroParks, we are so grateful for the many volunteers who have decided to serve with us, ensuring MetroParks continues to protect our region’s natural heritage and provide outdoor experience that inspire a personal connection with nature.