Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:48 PM
Just thought it would be neat to see what people do to voluteer in their world.
I do some Coast Guard Auxilliary volunteering.
I get boating classes for free and can learn about boating and I get to hang out on boats that I don't have or couldn't afford to own. You also get to work with active duty Coast Guard folks who are really dedicated guys/women.
I don't do a ton but its interesting.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:15 PM
Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:04 PM
Absolutely love it, and have been doing it for 15 years now!
Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:59 AM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:43 PM
Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:28 AM
Edit -- almost forgot about this!
One thing I haven't been able to do for a few yrs that was a lot of fun (and hard work) was working with the forrest service. The group I used to offroad with were often called in to remove trees and clear trails in the Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead areas after fires and big storms. We were also called to pull abandoned vehicles off trails and out if ravines. We had big trucks/winches/insanity. We also maintained a trail near Lake Silverwood.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:20 PM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:25 PM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:48 PM
Apart from very local events & village projects, I owe a lot of who I am to the Scout Movement, both as a participant and latterly as Leader.
At least once a week I'm helping to find exciting, interesting & dare I say mildly educational things for my group to do, as well as volunteering at larger events & international camps across Europe. Needless to say, I always have an HD camera with me, & sometimes even a rig!
John E Fry
Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:52 PM
John E Fry
Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:07 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:27 AM