Parent Talk would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our members and non-members who have volunteered this past year! Without our volunteers, we would not be able to pull off the great events, lectures, sales, play groups, play space, etc. We would like to recognize the following volunteers for their recent work with Parent Talk:
- Shalini Broderick who stepped in to take over registrations for lectures.
- Joyce McCafferty, Kathy Fritz and Nikki Amara Myers for the record setting Fall Sale and for instituting a mentor/mentee dynamic to ensure succession planning.
- Ed Kim for helping to keep the Parent Talk website updated for over a year.
As we are wrapping up another year and thinking about the upcoming year, please consider volunteering and getting your family involved with service. Volunteering has many benefits. You get to meet new people, help your community and further your skill sets. Volunteering with children has additional benefits. As parents and caretakers, we know that children are constantly watching everything we do. By modeling the behavior you would like your children to repeat (for example, volunteering) you can show them firsthand that they can make a difference and have them feel good about helping their community become stronger. Volunteering with children helps them learn the importance of giving back, while giving them an opportunity to remember what they have to be thankful for.
Parent Talk has several volunteer opportunities coming up soon, including Frosty’s Festival (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4BAFA722A75-frostys) on December 15th, a New Years Countdown to Noon with Josh from Jammin’ With You, upcoming lectures and the Summer Camp Fair. Some of these events, especially Frosty’s, would be a great opportunity to volunteer with your kids. If you are interested in volunteering with Parent Talk, please contact Maggie Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org.