Habitat for Humanity. Last Sunday the Service Project Team at the church organized an outside house painting project for a family building a Habitat home here in town. If you take a moment to look at the requirements for the family building a Habitat home, you will see that the project requires them to put in a pretty significant number of hours in working on the house. If a young family has both parents working and has no other family nearby to help out, that becomes a significant obstacle. So volunteering to help with the hours required in meeting these requirements can mean a lot. In visiting with the home owner, I found out that the wife is also returning to school to advance her education, and she has three small children! Whew! That's a lot, and you and I can make a difference.
So "What's in it for me?" you ask. Here are some thoughts for you: Volunteer Benefits. According to the article, it's okay to ask this question, and there are many benefits from advancing your skills to having an impact on society. To say nothing of the humbling effect of seeing others struggling either physically, economically or emotionally. Note that this article also provides you with "How can I volunteer?" and walks you through some steps to finding the right fit.
Later - a visit to Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, with a cave, a grotto, and a rare bird.