If you are a Parent Talk member who volunteers, you already know that volunteering is its own reward. Volunteering makes you feel good, and it’s a great way to get to know the community and make new friends. Now, with a new volunteer appreciation program, there is added icing to the cake!
|“Cupcakes” by phil wood photo|
Starting with PT’s 12th Annual Preschool and Kindergarten Fair (October 19) and Portraits in Silhouette (October 23-24), every time you volunteer, you will be entered into a raffle for a free year’s membership to Parent Talk. The more you volunteer, the more entries you get. The more entries you get, the more chances of winning! We will also be awarding gift cards and other prizes to a few lucky volunteers at various times during the year.
Haven’t gotten around to volunteering yet? Want to cross that 2-hour annual commitment off your To Do list? Now is the time! You might be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is. Give yourself the satisfaction of finally being able to say, “Mission accomplished!” And, don’t forget, you might be a winner!
|“We Can Do It” by Stew and Vee Carrington|
Member-volunteers run almost all aspects of PT. Have you enjoyed shopping at Parent Talk’s bi-annual Used Clothing, Toy, and Equipment Sale? Or attending playgroups, lectures, and family-fun events like Flicks on the Field and Barn Babies? Yes, those are all run by member-volunteers. Just goes to show you that while 2 hours is a small amount of time, the contribution of many volunteers achieves great things! And when you find out how rewarding it is (as I have), you just might keep coming back.
So, go ahead and volunteer! Volunteer opportunities are usually announced in PT’s email newsletter, and time slots are viewable on links to Sign Up Genius. The PT website, Facebook and this blog can also have information. Check for a time that works for you on October 19 or October 23-24, respectively, for the upcoming Preschool and Kindergarten Fair or Portraits in Silhouette. If those dates don’t work for you, not to worry — there are plenty more volunteer opportunities coming up, like Parent Talk’s Winter Marketplace on December 11, 2016! Hope to see you at a PT event soon!
About the Author
Darlene W. Cancell is an attorney turned stay-at-home mom. She discovered the joys of volunteering with Parent Talk through its Sale, and then as its Blog Coordinator. Currently, she is excited for the chance to help make volunteering even more fun and convenient for PT members in her role as Board member and Volunteer Chair. She welcomes your feedback and suggestions for volunteering here, or at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.