APRIL IS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER MONTH
Each year in April, volunteers across the country are celebrated for the incredibly important work they do all year long. In the United States alone, volunteerism accounted for 167 billion dollars' worth of work. Can you imagine trying to replace volunteers with paid workers? Nonprofits would NOT be able to provide their services without their volunteers.
So to those who have volunteered in the past and who are currently volunteering - THANK YOU!
And to those who have only thought about volunteering but have not found the right place or the most suitable time, why not visit www.volunteernems.org and find out about many of the volunteer opportunities in Northeast Mississippi? You can click on the button for volunteers on the home page and go directly to our online hub, where 25 agencies in our area are registered.
Do a little or do a lot. Every volunteer minute matters. Volunteers are vital to our community. By volunteering, you could very well become the person that changes someone else's life for the better.
FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Lee County 4-H and Prentiss County 4-H are looking for volunteers in various capacities. You can be a club leader, a judge, or a guest speaker. In Lee County, contact John Nanney at email@example.com. In Prentiss County, contact Skip Glidewell at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit their websites:
Lee Co. - http://extension.msstate.edu/msu-extension-lee-county/lee-county-4-h
Prentiss Co. - http://extension.msstate.edu/msu-extension-prentiss-county
Autism Center of North MS is hosting the Autism Run on Saturday, April 27, at Ballard Park in Tupelo. For more information, to volunteer, or to participate in the run, go to http://autismcenternms.org.
Reconnect 4 Autism will be hosting their 5th Annual Color Run on Saturday, April 27, in Corinth. They need volunteers for set up, clean up, registration, parking teams, water/fruit tables, but most of all they need fun energetic volunteers to help toss the color powder during the run at the many different color stations that will be set up throughout the park. To volunteer or to participate, go to https://www.racesonline.com/events/reconnect-4-autism-color-run/registration.
F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry in Nettleton needs volunteers on several days throughout each month. On the third Saturday of the month, they distribute boxes of food and need volunteers to help in many ways (managing traffic, packing boxes, loading boxes into clients' cars, data entry). In addition, on Wednesdays volunteers are needed to pack emergency boxes, and on Fridays they are needed to clean the warehouse. Also, on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, volunteers are needed to drive the truck to Tupelo to pick up food and/or to unload the food into the warehouse. For more information contact Kay at email@example.com. You can find them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NettletonFoodPantry/.