Nicole M. Long, LICSW, Chief Executive Officer, Old Colony Elder Services There are many ways we can make the world a better place. Volunteering is one of them. In April, we celebrate National Volunteer Month and all the individuals who generously donate their time and effort to make a difference in the lives of so … More Volunteers Make a Difference
A volunteer is someone who gives their time, skills, and effort without expecting anything in return. Volunteering is a selfless act that can benefit both the volunteer and the community they serve. By: Gabby Boynton, Director, Communications& Community Relations, BAMSI Volunteerism plays a vital role in strengthening communities. People in need rely on volunteers for … More The Power of Giving Back: The Importance of Volunteerism in Building Stronger Communities
By: Martiane Stanger As Thanksgiving and end-of-the-year holidays come upon us, it is easy to get wrapped up in busyness – busyness that can keep you running from here to there thinking, “I need to…”, “I want to…”, “If only I could…” Might I suggest you finish that last sentence with “make some time to … More Change Your Life by Changing Another’s
By: Sandy Churchill The phrase “time, talent and treasure” is not something I grew up with—but I hear it as a mom all the time. In church, scouting, schools, and myriad community circles, it is a great way to capture the types of “pitching in” to make our communities work. Treasure is the easy … More Helping Others Helps You!
By: Sheila Gaudet Years of experience working for non-profit organizations have given my boys a lot of early exposure to community service projects. For years, they have accompanied me to special events, stuffed mailers, marched in parades, assisted at programs supporting those affected by natural disasters and delivered food baskets. When children are younger, community … More Community Service