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Getting involved with volunteering

by Deanna Mitchener for them. I have been living in Yellowhead County
for three years and I find it hard meeting people.
Looking for something to do? Why not get So, I thought maybe if I volunteer I could meet
involved in your community by volunteering. more people and form good relationships."
There are many worthwhile causes in the "It is also Random Acts of Kindness Week and if DUCT CLEANING
community and they all could use more volunteers. we can help spread smiles, more people will have a
Without volunteers many non-profit fundraising better day," said Reil. Furnace & Water Heater
events, community and sports events, and many "Volunteering is good for people that have social
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step up and help. out of your comfort zone by going up and shaking
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all ages because it helps build a stronger will have people coming up and talking with you,"
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There is no set time frame for many volunteer have great community programming. Volunteering
opportunities. You can volunteer when you can and is helping me meet community members."
for as along as you want. Every hour donated Duane Martin started the first annual Game ON Conveniently located to serve
makes an impact on the success of the group and on over the Family Day weekend last year. Duane
the whole community. said, "We have great sponsors and people stepping Edson, Niton Junction,
While you are out making a difference, up to help out and the event is starting to grow with Wildwood, Evansburg,
volunteering can be fun and very gratifying. more and more people wanting to help. The Town
Volunteers gain confidence, meet new people, and of Edson would like to be a part of the event along Mayerthorpe, Entwistle
with all the other wonderful Unplugged events they
it can help you feel more a part of the community.
Summers Drilling Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain have going on this weekend."
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time spent together. It takes plenty of volunteers
over the long weekend for Family Day. "I heard
and sponsors to help and I am so pleased with all
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and I wanted to help out. So, I volunteered to cook
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